Money is one of those things that polite societies rarely discuss. It drives our daily activities and an over-emphasis on it adds to the stress and toil of our lives. Today, for example, I passed by thousands of people on the 401 who spend inordinate amounts of their day in a gruelling, soul-depleting commute because we are driven to accumulate wealth to facilitate our expansive lifestyles. When activated strategically – clients of Stronger Philanthropy are a good example – it can pave the way toward much good when channelled into positive action for our world. But we rarely mention this “filthy lucre”, even among friends. Why?
Kyle Chalko is a millennial pastor and professor based in Modesto, California who writes a recent post about loving money. His thoughts are helpful to make us reflect a little deeper on attitudes we can develop toward this resource.
Let’s hear from him:
Perhaps you’re familiar with this verse?
1 Timothy 6:10 – “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil…”
And of course, it’s often misquoted saying that “money is the root of all evil.” But that’s just silly and the verse doesn’t say that. Money is just a neutral tool that can be used for good or evil. This verse is speaking about the heart behind the dollars, and if that is something so potentially awful well then…
How do I know if I love money???
For the rest, read his article.