Gambling—the deeper issue

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

For many years countries have turned to lotteries to raise money and keep deficits down. Millions of dollars are wagered each week in numbers games that are supposedly beneficial. But are they?

The suffering that gambling ultimately causes is far greater than the benefits it seems to confer. Gambling can become habitual and debilitating. But there is an even deeper problem: gambling tends to obscure our relationship to God, to the only genuine source of our well-being.

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