July 10th, 2009
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Jesus.
Let me comment further on the subject of making money, as you need further clarification.
Everything depends on the soul, and that means, on each person’s soul condition. Making money is a very important activity in the life of mortals, and it is subject to the moral law just as is everything else mortals do.
I mentioned the example of having a bestseller or making a successful movie. But these must be modified as well. For suppose the book encourages something sinful in people, or the movie exploits violence.
I gave those two examples to present the idea that certain ways of making money are perfectly acceptable to God. Your brain was thinking of something innocent, so that’s what came through at the time. Since you’ve been considering what I said, you are now open to an enlarged view of the subject.
You are a progressive soul, so truth comes to you in stages, each step building on the previous one. So we meet you where you are. And this is exactly as it has to be.
The point I was making is that there is nothing inherently sinful in making money, provided that it is not earned through sin, and that the wealth is shared and not hoarded.
We are not involved in schemes for making a lot of money. That is not our area of concern. We always focus on our charges’ spiritual welfare. But as I said previously, money matters do concern us when they are vital to our charges’ welfare. You’ve experienced this care over a lifetime.
You know from your Jewish studies that your native Judaism considers material welfare to be very important. That is why St. Francis’ approach seems alien to you.
But in the long run, the most important factor is not how much or how little money a person has, but, what is that person’s soul condition, and how is this affected by his or her financial situation?
And so, for example, it has happened many times that true believers who have truly understood God’s laws have found money coming to them where it was greatly needed. Your experience has been the same.
When a mortal puts God’s laws above earthplane thinking about money, then the higher laws work to provide for that person’s material welfare. That’s what I meant when I said, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)