On poverty

…the delusions caused by possessions cannot be prevented by having none.»? We do not have to own things to love them, trust them, or even serve them.»? The percentage of those in bondage to wealth is no greater among the rich than the poor.»? It is not money or gain, but the love of it, that is said by Paul to be the root of all evil (1 Tim. 6:10), and none love it more desperately and unrealistically than those without it.»? (Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines, in the chapter entitled "Is Poverty Spiritual?", p. 199)