Amos 6:1a, 4-7
1 Timothy 6:6-19
What do you love about money? Some people love that money can get them things—jewelry, houses, boilers. Some people love that money can give them power, because if they can use their money to give things to people, the people might do things they want them to do. Money and its use give us labor, in every form, from the empowering to the degrading. Other people, like me, love that money can give them security: a place to live, food, perhaps enough for retirement, if you’re lucky enough to have some golden years, without passing any debt on to your children. What do you love about money? And, of course, there is the side of those who don’t have enough money, and the way that lack feels. Is that loving money too much? And how does it feel to consider, as it is written in the first letter to Timothy, that this love that we have for money, each of us in our way, is the root of all kinds of evil?