Does it make any difference to you, rich as you are, that the very Word of God incarnate spoke these words as a woe, to "scare the hell out of you" (if I may be so brazen)? Then what will it take to wake you up to what is about to overtake you forever and ever? "Woe to you who are rich!" "But wait!" you may say, "I'm not rich. I'm barely scraping by." Consider this: In comparison to the vast majority of the inhabitants of this earth, even the poorest American would be considered rich. Rich simply means having more than you need, because you refuse to share it with those who have less. And those who are not content with what they have are driven by their desire to be rich. The earth itself is reeling under the effects of the greed that continually raises the minimum acceptable comfort level in the eyes of Western society. Indeed, many "woes" lie ahead for much of humanity, both in this life and beyond.