And advocates that we sell all those beautiful vestments and church furniture...
Most of the time, those who demand we give EVERYTHING to the poor, are the very ones who live a life of HYPOCRISY. How? Remember the rich man and Lazarus? Yeah, that kind of hypocrisy.
I personally know of a priest who demands that we be simple in our vestments and vessels and in our church furnishings...wear simple layman clothes than wearing his habit or cassock or tab...all in solidarity with the poor...but lives a double standard life...has several bank accounts, uses only signature clothes, and is very picky in what he eats, treats his staff in his ministry like filth, and does not even dine, or mingle with the POOR.
Yes, those are the kind of people even on Facebook who cry out to the Church to sell everything they have and give it to the poor, but hate to even sip a cup of coffee made from a 3-in-1 sachet, unless it was brewed from a pro-gay marriage coffee shop.
Yes, folks. Judas was a hypocrite. And he was also an apostle.
What makes you think that person of lesser stature than an apostle cannot do what he did?
30 pieces of silver. That's all it takes to make the cookie crumble.
Before you bark your head off praising your favorite cardinal for his simplicity, remember what Judas had to say and how he was rebuked by Christ.
True humility is not sacrificing beauty and nobility! Christ is humble, and He did not criticize the high priests in the Temple when they offered the sacrifice wearing the beautiful vestments!