In seeking spiritual advancement, we want to experience life at its deepest level. In seeking material wealth, we want to experience life most fully. If we can achieve balance between them, these two goals need never be at odds.
As we collectively discuss future policies on taxation, spending and entitlements, we must remember that budgets are documents that reflect the conscience of a people. They illustrate who we are as a people, underscoring what we value and what we don't.