MAMMON,the false,evil god of greed,is worshipped by those who value only money and material wealth. The christian ethic,developed over many centuries,teaches that manmon is an entirely negative symbol of avarice,and in the 21st centuary,as more and more lives are caught up in the machine of global capitalism,it seems that he continues to be as powerful and seductive a deity as he was in ancient times.
The Church Fathers' Interpretation of the Rock of Matthew 16:18 ~An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism, by William Webster
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The rich exist for the sake of the poor. The poor exist for the salvation of the rich. St. Gennadius of Constantinople, St. John Chrysostom [photo: a Vatopaidi monk in a clearing in the Athonite forests, harvesting dill amongst the wild flowers.]
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