A man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit in a body, and that it is for this reason that his desires are incapable of any permanent satisfaction in anything that is not spiritual. Anyone who has acquired material things for the purpose of achieving permanent satisfaction has discovered that with time the satisfaction from its acquisition diminishes and one is left feeling empty.
- What then is the purpose of money?
Since we as spirit beings live on the earth in our body suits, we have assignments from God in this earthly sphere. They are spiritual in nature but must manifest in earthly forms. The means of exchange on the earth is money and through it, desires are expressed. Money is, therefore, a means and not an end in itself. It is a tool which we as spirit beings employ in fulfilling our assignments. Without this means of exchange, on many things, one will be left with only good intentions and no tool to effect one’s desire. It is one thing to have compassion for dying children who are perishing simply for the lack of food, clean water, and good education but it is another thing to have the means to effect the change in the lives of those children. Complaining can be an expression of a spiritual desire but it’s only in effecting the change we have a demonstration of spiritual power. Spiritual desires will remain incapacitated without tools for expression. Real satisfaction in monetary matters only come when the desires of the spirit are expressed.