Philip Yancey on Christians & Money

“Many Christians have one issue that haunts them and never falls silent:  for some, it involves sexual identity; for others, a permanent battle against doubt. For me, the issue is money. It hangs over me, keeping me off balance, restless, uncomfortable, nervous. I feel pulled in opposite directions over the money issue. Sometimes I want to sell all that I own, join a Christian commune, and live out my day in intentional poverty. At other times, I want to rid myself of guilt and enjoy the fruit of our nation’s prosperity. Mostly, I wish I did not have to think about money at all. But I must somehow come to terms with the Bible’s very strong statements about money.” – Philip Yancey (quoted in Money, Posessions & Eternity)