Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Big Money, Tremendous Forces

If large sums of money are involved, it is dangerous territory for a minister. Mostly, I mean money matters outside the Church. There are tremendous forces which come into play where, say, a million rands is at stake -- even a lot less. Having experienced the dangers, I consider that a minister should help people cope with big money matters (which is, above all, corruption) -- emotionally, spiritually, and practically -- yet otherwise have no involvement at all. In other words, help them to help themselves -- in every way -- but don't be directly involved. OBSERVATION: I had early experience of it in ministry, where about a million rands had been channeled to recipients without due process. I thought that raising the issue would be like raising any other. It wasn't.

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