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Jesus warns us about holding to material things so that they cause us worry. One source instructs, "Jesus' words strike at the core of human selfishness, challenging both the well-to-do who have possessions to guard and the poor who wish they could acquire them." Citing theologian Minear, "Jesus assaulted the whole human race at the point where that race is most sensitive: its desire for security and superiority" (Minear 1954:133).

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