There is an ever-growing poverty amidst plenty. There is a widening gap between the rich and the poor due to the absence of moral and ethical principles in the ecological, economic and ecumenical life of humanity. The very separation of religion from economics and science provides a climate where the main activities of human beings are dislodged from their moral and ethical foundations. This has led to a loss of vision and of the very meaning of our existence. If we allow this to continue the result will be self-destructive. Jesus criticized the rich farmer who built the bigger barns to store his grains and never lived to see them (Lk 12:16). There is a limit to the material possessions. This is a good principle for sufficient living; not too poor, not too rich.