Riches have nothing directly to do with entrance into the kingdom of heaven,
but the love of wealth does.
Wealth, in itself, is not a curse, but the love of riches many times leads to
such devotion to the things of this world that the soul becomes blinded to
the beautiful attractions of the spiritual realities of the kingdom of God on
earth and to the joys of eternal life in heaven.
There is no sin in having honest possessions on earth provided your treasure
is in heaven
Seek the greater thing, and the lesser will be found therein; ask for the
heavenly, and the earthly shall be included. The shadow is certain to follow
When you forgive your brother in the flesh, you thereby create the capacity
in your own soul for the reception of the reality of God's forgiveness of
your own misdeeds.
God's forgiveness is made actually available and is personally experienced by
man just in so far as he forgives his fellows.
You can cultivate gracefulness, but graciousness is the aroma of friendliness
which emanates from a love-saturated soul.