The Ras is right in saying that it is not wrong to have money. I and I need money to live in babylon but I and I must be careful if I and I find I and Iselves with an abundance of money. Iman personally have always told Iself that if I came into lots of money for whatever reason, Iman would do good with what I find Iself with and share it with those in need. Iman mean this as I say it now. But if Iman did become a rich man, would I live up to that? Iman cannot say for sure, because Iman have not been tempted like that before. Money is a corrupting thing. In babylon, money is power and power corrupts. Not even I and I are immune to that. I and I might be better equipped to resist the temptations and corruptions that come with money but the temptation is still there. It is possible to have money and remain humble and rightious but to be perfectly honest, Iman would not want the temptation there.
Sure, Iman could use some money. Without a job, Iman have only just enough to buy food at the moment and I need to buy a few books for I university work. But do I want a load of money? No. Iman want enough to live by and set a little aside for a rainy day.
And will I trod in life to try and maximise the money Iman gain? No. I am a Ras. Iman don't trod for wealth, Iman trod towards rightiousness.
As for what Christ was talking about when He talked about losing the I's life, consider what Fire Jahnoi and others were saying earlier in this Reasoning about leaving certain things behind.
To trod Rastafari, I and I leave behind many things that defined I and I before I and I sight Rastafari.
If the I asked any of I friends who have known I for a long time and asked them if I am the same man I am now at age 19 that I was at age 16, they would tell the I that Iman at age 16 is gone. For the most part, the life Iman was living then is gone and lost, and yet Iman have found life in Rastafari and He is I saviour.
So if the I goes into the Priesthood in Ithiopia, yes, the I will lose the life the I is living in America but the I will find new life. Just as if the I forwards into the priesthood in America, the I will lose the life the I is living at the YMCA and gain a new life in the Priesthood. But the decision belongs to the I. Forward where the I feels strongest and forward in rightiousness and the I will find life and be saved.