Maybe money is not the root of all bacteria, but it is covered with about 3000 different types. Researchers from New York University’s Dirty Money Project recently found that our money is unbelievably nasty (MSN). Some of the bacteria they found on money included viruses, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus (the strain responsible for acne, respiratory issues, and food poisoning).
Our bacteria infested money is pretty bad all by itself, but it’s made much worse by the fact that our world goes absolutely crazy to get as much of it as possible. As the familiar verse states, “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Timothy 6:10). Not only is our money physically gross, but when we develop a love for it, money becomes so spiritually gross that it can lead us to evil and even to the loss of our souls!
The goal of this article isn’t to freak everyone out, or to say that we need to completely stay away from money. The message is simply a reminder about how sickening money can be to our spiritual well being, and apparently our physical health as well. Let’s be sure to keep ourselves away from the “love of money,” and maybe carry around some hand sanitizer just to be on the safe side.