The former bishop of Iceland, Sigurbjörn Einarsson has warned the nation not to confuse quality of life and money.
Web portal Vísir reports that it has been a while since Sigurbjörn preached before a large congregation but on Sunday the 30th of October he preached to a full house at his old congregation.
“Quality of life is not achieved by billion króna business deals; the mindset and heart of a person is worth more than any other asset,” said Sigurbjörn Einarsson.
In his sermon, Sigurbjörn said that nothing was counted in “aurar” anymore, deals worth billions are barely newsworthy(1 Icelandic króna is equal to 100 aurar). Sigurbjörn said that in contrast, Jesus valued people and the contents of their hearts – there was a mindset which was more of a blessing for this world than any material wealth.
“I wasn’t blabbering much about those things, that is useless. However I pointed out that there was something that we needed to see through all of this; listen to, in spite of all of this noise.”
Sigurbjörn Einarsson, 94, one of Iceland’s most influential and preeminent Christian theorists, still drives to church every Sunday.