Jesus said to the people, ” Be on your guard and avoid every kind of greed. ” Luke 12:15
Jesus said to his disciples not to worry about their lives for food and clothing. To avoid every kind of greed, for even though having many possessions, life does not depend on them. To make sure that our concern to have what we lack does not make us neglect what could give us life now. To avoid every kind of greed is not a matter of being resigned to mediocrity or destitution.
Jesus does not criticized our efforts to achieve a more just society. A more authentic human community of wealth, culture and responsibilities. Sharing earthly riches created for the benefit of everyone, the basic necessities of life of all.
Greed is the driving force of our economies. Because of this, production is wasted and many live in sub-human conditions. Worrying about what are we to eat and what to put on. Yet all the nations of the world run after these things. Rather seek first the kingdom of God and the rest shall be given.
Today’s manufacturers look for market’s everywhere and their best recourse is to persuade people that they need to posses a lots of things they had never thought of before. As children of God, we are to create a network of social relationship through which everyone gives to others and receives from them instead of wanting and getting things in selfish way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls.