John Chrysostom (ca. 349-407) was an early church preacher, a "Doctor of the Church" who was trained in rhetoric and who, it is said, had the entire Bible memorized. I found the following quote while reading the wikipedia article on him.
He said, "It is not possible for one to be wealthy and just at the same time. Do you pay such honor to your excrements as to receive them into a silver chamber-pot when another man made in the image of God is perishing in the cold?"
We might say, "How can you spend so much money on your toilet when other people are starving?" BUT Chrysostom was bluntly stating much more than merely criticizing the amount of money you spend on your bed pan. He was stating that a wealthy person cannot be just.
What do you think?