Wealth breeds greed; poverty breeds need.
This is another one of those thoughts that has been jumping around in my brain.
The statement hits me on two levels:
First of all, in the physical world. I'm already blessed, but still seem to notice things I DON'T have! Those who are in poverty are in great need. Oh, sure they can be greedy, too, but for the most part are just happy to have enough to get by.
Spiritually, this phrase rings true as well. I think our wealthy culture is becoming "turned off" of God because we don't need Him any more...we have everything we need! In December, I attended a church in downtown Omaha for the homeless and near-homeless. Guess what their worship was like!! Those who do not have things seem to appreciate their need for God to meet their needs. They NEED God more than those who have the ability to meet their own needs.