Richard Rohr of the Center for Contemplation and Action wrote:
“Although the journey began with giving away possessions, desert ascetics understood that what possessed them was greater than the sum of goods owned. All that owned them, all that possessed their minds and hearts, their attachments and compulsions, must be healed and reconciled. Desert ascetics called this process of moving toward inner freedom detachment. Detachment allows for greater direct experience of the Divine Presence as the seeker is attached to fewer distractions.”
Then there’s this. “Warren Buffett just donated another $4.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities, bringing his total giving to over $51 billion (June 2023). That’s more than his net worth in 2006, CNBC notes.”
So… detachment is a relative thing… but it is a real thing.
“Your giving should be done in secret. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” Jesus