CNN reported today that multi-billionaire venture capitalist Tom Perkins feels threatened. Previously, he had compared the poor to Nazis conducting a holocaust against the wealthy.
I believe that Jesus said, “The worker is due his wages.”
Likewise, that St. Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians said, “For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.”
I also believe that someone who studies hard, prepares and invests in his or her own future and produces more than others should be rewarded.
However, I really have difficulty believing that the 1% are “threatened.”
At the supermarket? Oh, they have people for that.
While pumping gas at the 7-11?
Picking their kids up from public school?
In my humble opinion (and feel free to flame away) here’s what we ALL should do:
- Be thankful to God for what we’ve got.
- Be grateful for the true treasures – faith, family and, love.
- Realize that we came into this world with nothing and will leave the same way. Your parents’ wealth, grandma’s trust, etc. don’t count.
- Those to whom much is given, much will be required. We are all stewards, not masters.
I know where my heart and my treasure are. I am blessed with a family and a home where God is center. We are happy. That is our wealth.
Eat your heart out (you know who you are)!