Saturday 18 January 2014 – Recently I’d been wondering about a biblical saying that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Couldn’t imagine it being a worry to anyone now but in the past, when religion was more central & important, those who were rich must have been very concerned. It didn’t stop them, though. They would have given away money on charitable works, founding colleges, setting up almshouses, etc. They would even have employed a clergyman to constantly pray for their soul to be admitted to Heaven.
At a rich person’s funeral now, that saying should be read out, along with love of money is the root of all evil, to remind the family & friends present that the deceased person was to be condemned to an existence in a harrowing limbo & not the usual assurance of a good place.