The problem with affluence . . . is not that there is anything wrong with prosperity itself but that material abundance often leads to spiritual amnesia. (Mark Powell, author and professor)

Most of us live in a pretty affluent community, and many of us are working hard to become even wealthier. But, as we evaluate society at large, we may come to agree with Powell’s observation. People with wealth and influence may not be as happy and content as others with a lot less of this world’s goods. Let’s not lose our emotional and spiritual health in seeking the pot of gold.

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? (Matthew 16:26)