The readings today deal with money. In his Letter to the people of Philippi, Paul said that he had always paid his own way, working at making tents. However, the generosity of the people at Philippi was so insistent and so liberal that he could not refuse it.
In places where the church gives a living wage to its priests, those priests are not qualified to talk about the terrible pinch of poverty. People like us, who have enough to live on should view what money we have as God’s money that we should use as we feel God would want it used.