SINS OF THE POOR
sins of the rich, such as greed and selfishness, are obvious for all to see.
The sins of the poor are less conspicuous yet equally corrosive of the
poor people are tempted to envy the rich; indeed this is a form of vicarious
greed, because the poor person wanting great wealth is in spirit no
different from the rich person amassing great wealth.
poor people are gripped by fear; their hearts are caught in a chain of
anxiety, worrying whether they will have food on their plates tomorrow or
clothes on their backs.
poor people are constantly formulating in their minds devious plans to cheat
the rich to obtain their wealth; this is no different in spirit from the
rich making plans to exploit the poor by paying low wages.
art of being poor is to trust in god for everything, to demand nothing and
to be grateful for all that is given.