"There is great gain in godliness with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world; but if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs. "
- 1 Timothy 6:6-10.
This was today's first reading at Matins, and it prompted fresh reflection given the turmoil in the financial markets.
This is a photo of the British Museum's donations box.