|Those who have been raised in any of the Western faiths often have a hard time relating to money and richness. The saying: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven” hangs over our heads like a threat. We tell ourselves we do not want to be wealthy, we just want to have enough for the needs of our family. But how much is enough? Enough to pay our bills and save a little something? Enough for retirement? What is your concept of “enough”? Think a minute about that... Now let me tell you: Enough (your concept of the word) is not Enough. Because if you have “just enough,” whenever something unexpected happens, then you are in trouble. Then what would otherwise be a small problem becomes a tragedy.
Sometimes we have reserves about acquiring wealth because we think in order for us to have “more than enough” we have to take something away from somebody else, because we believe there’s not enough for everybody. God created a world of abundance more than plenty for everybody. Simple math skills allow us to confirm this. Just check the statistics of how much food is thrown away in the United States and Europe every day, and compare it with the statistics on how much food would be necessary in order to feed the people in the world who cannot afford to buy it. There is more than plenty to satisfy every person’s needs on this planet.
Under such circumstances, the fact that there are children in this world that are dying of hunger is a big sin that the world as a whole shares. Shame on us. We don’t have to go hungry so that they can be fed. But if you have “just enough”, how are you going to be able to help? The more you have, the more you can give... the more you give, the more you receive. So go ahead: acquire wealth and share.
How well we are doing in this area of life is closely connected with how much we believe we are worth, how much we believe that we deserve. Interestingly, people who have struggled with money for years, suddenly start doing well when they have children, since they have no trouble believing that their children deserve the best things in life.