What makes a spirit rich? The scripture selection from Mark 12:38-44 reveals interesting insights. Before we get too deep into who is and is not spiritually rich, we need to introduce religious bureaucrats, a group Jesus singled-out for criticism. Jesus said “[b]eware of the scribes . . . ” (Mark 12:38). A scribe in Jesus’ day was like the combination of a theologian and religious jurist. Scribes interpreted the Jewish Old Testament, especially the requirements of the hundreds of commands in the Law. The scribes seemed to be preoccupied with their own authority, and they are portrayed as craving respect and honor. Jesus spoke hisRead More →