Jack Benny was a comedian in the middle of the Twentieth Century. Much of his comedy was rooted in the running gag that he was very stingy with his money. In one sketch, a mugger approaches Jack Benny, gun drawn and says, “Your money or your life!” A pause ensues. “Well?” the would-be thief demands. “I’m thinking!” Benny replies.
The church, in a way, agrees with Jack: “your money or your life” is a choice well worth thinking about, especially in a culture that encourages us to measure our worth by how much we have or earn.
These sessions, all based on Scripture, invite us to think deeply and prayerfully about the connections between God and wealth, and how the money choices we make can lead us toward or away from the life God wants for us. No matter our income, wrestling with “your money or your life” is important for us all.
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Jim Philipps has, once more, found a gentle way to challenge us to be smarter about what we say we believe. The Scripture selection is wide and provocative, and Jim’s questions make me nervous—in a good way.
James Philipps is a full-time theology professor on the high school and undergraduate level and author of Teaching the Basics of Catholic Morality (Twenty-Third Publications).