Keep your eyes on the prize!!
After much ado over Donald Trump’s Cabinet selection, today he was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. The event must hold some kind of psychological association for me, for I found myself meditating upon “riches” and “power.”
Everyone knows that riches are great. They lead to power, which is fantastic! And then, power leads to corruption… Wait a minute.
Oh yes. Unfortunately, that’s the way it goes. Based on his knowledge of history, Lord Acton put it this way: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Long before Lord Acton, I imagine Jesus was thinking of the corrupting influence of wealth and power when He said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25)
In Jesus’ day, the “eye of the needle” referred to a…
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