instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Caritadynamic economics

For your consideration:

Since it is a means to an end, wealth is a measure of love.

Wealth we possess or store up is potential love. Wealth we spend or consume is kinetic love. Our good deeds, including our use of wealth for our good and the good of others, are always in the mind of God; rightly-ordered kinetic love lasts forever as treasure in heaven.

The metric that matters to God is our kinetic love divided by our potential love ("to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more"). Getting more potential love is wonderful -- as long as it gets converted into everlasting kinetic love.