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Once again, leaks, hacks, and unauthorized revelations (i.e., “The Panama Papers”1) shock / anger /sadden us as if we expected something different. How many times must this déjà vu repeat itself before we truly understand the warning:

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (New Testament | Matthew 19:24)

Wealth changes people, so if we are still dreaming about striking it rich, let’s read and listen to these discussions:

● The Rich Are Different: More Money, Less Empathy2

Studies reveal the super-rich suffer anxiety, lack of empathy due to wealth3 (Time 23:25 min.)

And let us revisit this from a March 18, 2014 Déjà Vu Times post, Truly Afflicted (With Riches)!!4

    “Money on the Mind” (8:.55 min.)

Great wealth also seems to be accompanied by a companion condition called spellbinding. We may know we have wealth (sufficient to conceal it in shell companies) but we may never realize we have contracted the companion condition where money and its power progressively blinds and deafens us to fatal consequences.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. And now for a man to take up his cross, is to deny himself all ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and keep my commandments. … Therefore forsake the world, and save your souls; for what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (New Testament | Matthew 16: 24, 26 combined with Matthew 16:25-26, 29 JST5)

1. Panama Papers: Document leak exposes global corruption, secrets of the rich
Panama Papers reveal billions hidden in anonymous paper shares
3. CBC’s The Current with Maria Tremonti (podcast hosted by Laura Lynch Friday, April 8, 2016) at
Text summary at
5. JST = Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible