“. . . in the last days there will come times of stress. For we will be lovers of self, lovers of money . . . swollen with conceit . . . holding the form of religion but denying the power of it . . . avoid such people” (II Timothy 3:1,2,5).

There once was a man who had accumulated vast riches but he remained unhappy. He paid a visit to an old sage to inquire about the reason for his gloom. The wise man asked him to look through the window onto the street and said: “What do you see?” The rich man replied: “I see people.” “Now,” said the wise man, “look in the mirror on the wall…

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