Saturday, March 13, 2010

Kevin's Contention

The book of Kevin Trudeau (titled: Natural cures "they" don't want you to know about) that topped the New York Times bestseller lists has an important argument to offer us, in line with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He argued that the medical society and the pharmaceuticals should be there to offer the people the health they seek not just for the money purposes. He even echoes what is found in St. Paul's letter to Timothy: "The love of money is the root of all evils" (1 Tim. 6:10).

Jesus argues that money should not be our main target but only a means of serving the people. So Kevin's argument is that the market regarding health products, drugs or whatever related propaganda on the health services should not be manipulated for the sake of reaping more money but must endeavor to answer people's hunger for the cure to their illnesses. That distorted way of serving people's needs seems to be one main weakness of man in the different categories of society, manual jobs, clerical or white-collared jobs, it just seems to be a major temptation. The unfortunate thing is that this kind of attitude and strategy leads to eventual failure. People get turned off. As that famous business analyst and author of the bestseller ("Up the Organization") Robert Townsend wrote in his book: (under the sub-title: Family Baggage) "Money, like prestige, if sought directly, is almost never gained. It must come as a byproduct of some worthwhile objective or result which is sought and achieved for its own sake."

Jesus rather asks us to make use of our money for the service of our people, as a means for obtaining our eternal reward. "And so I tell you: use filthy money to make friends for yourselves, so that when it fails, these people may welcome you into the eternal homes. Whoever can be trusted in little things can also be trusted in great ones; whoever is dishonest in slight matters will also be dishonest in greater ones. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling filthy money, who could entrust you with true wealth? And if you have not been trustworthy with things which are not really ours, who will give you the wealth which is your own? No servant can serve two masters. Either he does not like the one and is fond of the other, or he regards one highly and the other with contempt. You cannot give yourself both to God and to Money" (Lk. 16:9-13).

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