We criticize the health and wealth gospel, and rightly so. Such a false gospel distorts the truth of the Good News. The business of God is the eternal salvation of all, not their physical condition.

At the same time, we can sometimes be guilty, in our prayers and efforts, of promoting and seeking material gain and physical advantage. One of the saddest statements of Christ was made to the Samaritan woman, who had just asked for indoor running water. Continue reading