Spirit & Money
Fr Richard Rohr, Center for Action & Contemplation:
I’m convinced that money and soul are united on a deep level.
Money and soul have never been separate in our unconscious because they are both about human exchanges, and therefore, divine exchange, too.
From my perspective, when money and soul are separated, religion is the major loser. Without a vision of wholeness that puts money in its soulful place, religion “sells out.”
Commerce uses the metaphors of religion far more than it realizes: we purchase bonds and trusts, enter into covenants, forgive debts, are granted grace periods for repayment, enjoy indemnity, reconcile accounts, and redeem coupons.
All four Gospels in some form speak of “turning over the tables” of buying and selling.  Even with this forceful gospel teaching, our faith became transactional instead of transformational, calculating instead of consoling.
 See Matthew 21:12–13, Mark 11:15–18, Luke 19:45–46, John 2:13–17.
Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money Institute
“Our relationship with money can become a place where, day in and day out, we can engage in this meaningful spiritual practice.”
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