We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Today's lectionary would appear to me to put a past critic of yours in a conundrum. Jesus, during the height of his ministry, seeking out a rich man in order find accommodations for a time? Apparently this rich man was also an honorable one. That seemed to be enough for Jesus to actively seek his hospitality.
Wealth is an inherent problem of character? I always thought preening superficiality was a problem of character. Assuming Jesus was capable of being an example, one tends to look there for instruction first.