Riches and Poverty

We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. (Pericles, 5th century B.C., Greek orator)

He continues, “As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it. . .” Wealth and poverty are extremes which bring extreme responses. We cringe when we hear the rich brag about their wealth, and we are distressed to hear of the poverty which surrounds us. Use your riches (no matter how little) to benefit others, especially the poor, and assist the impoverished to overcome.

Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed. . . give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. (Proverbs 28:27; 30:8)