Do not store up treasure on earth where rust and moths destroy and thieves break in and steal! Sound Familiar? Or how about this golden oldy, The love of money is the root of all evil!
So, here we are. We trusted in the system. We banked on 401k's and mutual funds to provide us with financial security (now there's an oxymoron) and we got burned, DUH!!!
While Jesus was here several of his disciples tried in vain to make him see the potential of taking over the political realm of his day, which by the way was the Roman empire not too shabby as political sytems go, with the same results. He constantly reminded them of the fact that this is just a preview the real show doesn't happen until we leave the lobby and move into the rest of eternity.
So lately we, followers of the teachings of Jesus, have gotten a little too comfortable here with our status as aliens and sojourners and started acting like we were here to stay! Those of you who want to blaim a political figure or a business man for shaking things up go right ahead but I know better. This is the way God always handles things when his children forget why they're here in the first place!