Sunday, March 31, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Gordon Gekko (in the 1987 movie Wall Street) said “Greed is Good.” 2500 years ago, the Buddha said, “If it takes money to make you happy, your search for happiness will never end.” 2000 years ago, Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”* Joel Osteen, Austin-based televangelist, says, “God wants us to prosper financially.”
Most of the energy expended in government, whether at the local, state or national level, is related to how to get and spend money. Disagreement about money is the root cause of 21 percent of all divorces. A good deal of our committee discussion at BUUF is related to issues of money. Money issues pose some of the most ubiquitous and enduring problems our species faces. Certainly, one’s relationship to money can be an enormous spiritual impediment to spiritually grounded living. It is all a bit overwhelming and frequently quite confusing.
What is the best way to relate to money? We will explore that question this Sunday, March 31st. Rev. Jim McConnell will bring a sermon titled: “Money Wisdom” and Jaryn Ruggless, Brett Maccani, and Joan Guilfoyle will share their thoughts on how we should relate to money. Harvey Johnson will sit in the Poet’s Corner. Beth LaFleur will be at the piano, the BUUF Musicians will sing a special number, and the young ones will open the service. Rachel Reed will teach the RE class for children on “Enough Stuff.”
*The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, it is a living communion with the transcending dimension of Being.