No matter how it seems, Luke's Jesus isn't just a belligerent rich-guy hater. He's more interested in what chasing after wealth does to people. Money makes people want things, and according to Luke, it dictates their actions, closes them to certain realities, and leaves them short-changed at the end of their lives. How are we supposed to reconcile these concepts in a world where everything is market-this and economy-that? Man, the Bible can be one tough nut to crack.