Affluence

…in a world of poverty, the lines between darkness and light good and evil, destructiveness and creativity, are much more distinct than in a world of wealth.

 

Wealth takes away the sharp edges of our moral sensitivities and allows a comfortable confusion about sin and virtue. The difference between rich and poor is not that the rich sin more than the poor but that the rich find it easier to call sin a virtue.

 

-Henri Nouwen

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