It is a well-known fact that people start to tense up when the Church begins teaching about that most sacred thing we keep in our pants. I speak, of course, of our wallets.
And not, by the way, just us laypeople. Almost every priest I have ever known absolutely dreads having to discuss money. And that makes their job pretty rough since Jesus speaks more about money than about any other subject. He not only has plenty to say about the rich and the poor, but he constantly uses money to illustrate his parables. They are chock full of people being paid, or owing debts, or being forgiven debts, or investing, or blowing, or hiding money. He himself has no money as a rule (which is why he...READ MORE