September 20, 2013
“People will say, ‘But Father, I read the Ten Commandments and they say nothing about the evils of money. Against which Commandment do you sin when you do something for money? You sin against the first one! You worship a false idol. And this is the reason: because money becomes an idol and you worship it. And that’s why Jesus tells us that you cannot serve money and the living God: either one or the other. The early Fathers of the Church, in the 3rd Century, around the year 200 or 300, put it in a very blunt way, calling money the root of all evil. An so it is. Because it turns us into idolatrous, fills our thoughts with pride and leads us away from our faith.”
Pope Francis explained that the desire of making money at all costs corrupts the heart. He also added that Jesus clearly warned humanity about this.
The Pope said worshiping money leads to envy, conflicts and a weak spirit. He said it can also give the false impression that religion is about profit.
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