In many of the houses of the poor in Africa and Latin America, there are no locks on the doors. In fact, in many houses, there are no doors. In the U.S. we have at least two doors per household, and two or three locks per door. Is this a symptom of anything? As a nation, America is constantly fortifying itself with bigger missiles and better guns… What does this say about our priorities? Christians are often the worst of all in promoting a national security state, while still daring to read the Sermon on the Mount. It seems that the more we have, the more we want, and the more we fear losing it. Greed and materialism seem to be the fuel that drives our system much more than faith or trust in God.
— Richard Rohr, On the Threshold