"Listen, my dear brothers: Has
not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich
in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?"
those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put
their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in
God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command
them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and
willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves
as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of
the life that is truly life."
(I Timothy 6:17-19)
"Sell your possessions and give
to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a
treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes
near and no moth destroys."