This is a great story to end the year on. Ken Langone, billionaire founder of Home Depot (nice place, I've shopped there), says Pope Francis is bumming out the tycoon class by giving all the love to the poors. (I mean, Langone doesn't seem to be a big Matthew 19:21 kinda guy, does he?) And if it keeps up, they may cut off their contributions for things like restoring St. Patrick's Cathedral.
This reminded me of when Jesus said, "It is easier for a rich man to go through the eye of a needle than for a Pope to understand complex financial instruments or the challenges faced by those who labor with them."
To ring in the New Year, what's your Matthew 19:24 riff to honor Ken Langone?