The Common Good
June 2010

The Cure for Greed

by Rev. Bernard Kern | June 2010

“Time to Move Your Money?” combines a pastoral heart with prophetic passion.

“Time to Move Your Money?” combines a pastoral heart with prophetic passion. There is always a tendency for us preacher types to rise up in righteous indignation at that which we identify as sin. That is a dimension of our calling, but it bypasses the core problem and remedy.

The cure for sin is confession and absolution. The cure for unfettered greed in the public arena is government regulation. As Wallis points out, “members of faith communities around the country are helping to push for this sort of reform.” We’ve been asleep at the wheel, but it is never too late to act!
Rev. Bernard Kern
North Richland Hills, Texas
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