RE Verse reading–Luke 12:13-21, 16:19-31, James 5:1-6 (day six) “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. . . with people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:25-27) People are sometimes shocked by the attitude of Christ toward money. He is cautious, at best. No absolute bias in scripture. Abraham was wealthhy–and this by the blessing of God. Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea . . .there are some who manage wealth in a way that pleases God and benefits the soul. It is not the norm, however. Reading Luke 12, 16 and James 5 should be a warning. The temptation to live in excess, to use wealth for self rather than service is very real. We are all wealthy by the standards of the world and history. To avoid the Jesus-predicted pitfalls requires the help of God. It is a miracle we all need.