Found this excellent post at the Cerulean Sanctum, an excellent blog site that's been added to our blogroll in the sidebar. Author Dan Edelen combines one of my favorite passages from Ecclesiates with an interesting and somewhat obscure passage from Job, and then winds up with a most interesting conjecture about the widow who gave her last two pennies. All of which to say, we don't respond as Jesus would to worldly success and failure, either in ourselves or in others.
As a follow-up posting, brother Dan hit again with another deep thinker, this time about tithing and its relationship to prosperity. In this post, the follow-up comments were excellent, and the discussion does a good job of forcing us to think through our individual belief on the topic, perhaps one of the most controversial in Christianity.
Might one of ye jolly good knights care to sum up these issues for us in these last days of 2006, so that we can get 2007 right for a change? :-)
Sir Chuck, always hopeful of change for the better