This week at unTapped, we will be discussing money. Faith and money are subjects that are often intermixed:

righteousness is this [...] give away wealth out of love for [Allah] to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and the beggars and for (the emancipation of) the captives, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in time of conflicts– these are they who are true (to themselves) and these are they who guard (against evil).
- The Qu'ran, Surah 2:177

Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money
- Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyattso

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be too.
- Jesus, Luke 12:34

The rich are wise in their own eyes;
one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.

- Proverbs 28:11

So, what do you think about money? Is money intrinsically good or evil? Or, is money amoral? Do the rich owe anything more to society than the poor?

Join us for a fascinating conversation about wealth and faith. Thursday night, 7pm, Short's Brewing in downtown Bellaire!

1 comment:

adphish1 said...

I'm sorry I can't make it tonight because I was really looking forward to this topic. I understand that the love of money is the root of all evil, but it often seems we take out the phrase "love of" and just make money the sinful entity. In reality, money is just a thing - neither good nor evil. Yet that thing is a very powerful motivator for positive and negative choices. It alwasy seems like we want or need more, yet we never are satisfied.

I look at my debt and think, "How did I get here?"

Anybody else?


In order to live man must believe in that for which he lives.
- Huston Smith
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