Business for the Common Good 5

imgresIn Business for the Common Good, Kenman Wong and Scott Rae recommend a “whimsical” view of wealth to Christians in business, quoting Richard John Neuhaus:

The point is that wealth — having or producing it — really does not matter that much.  This point is missed by both the avaricious, who become captive to their possessions, and by religiously driven ideologues promoting designs for a just economic order.  Both take wealth too seriously.  A theologically informed appreciation of economic life and the production of wealth should be marked by a sense of whimsy and wonder in the face of the fortuitous, contingent, chancy and unpredictable realities of economic life.