I look around the church and am surprised to see a sizeable portion of the rich in church. The lent season is particularly harsh on the worshippers. The wealthy are turning more meek than the ordinary man. They don’t mind sweating it out a bit. The olden films used to portray the rich man as a baddie who mocked at God. Then one fine day he would see himself turning poor and the poor hero coming to his help. Today the wealthy have turned more pious than the ordinary mortals.
The dilapidated temples and churches easily find donors to finance the renovation. God no longer bothers about white money or black. As long as they are provided with spacious palaces, they are happy.
There was a small temple in the neighborhood. A fine morning they started huge face-lift, which by no means the temple faithful could finance. It was rumored that some rich expatriate was laundering his black money through God’s work. There was an income tax raid one day. Thankfully the faithful found out that the officer was a Muslim. Communal angle was pointed as an ill-motivation behind the raid. The raid was stalled.
It’s not just the Gods, his servants are more happy with the rich faithful. They get a better parsonage, dinner and plum postings. It’s a rich man’s world.