Is it just me or is that in a lot of Coptic Churches in the West we are basically teaching a watered down version of the prosperity gospel in place of patristic tradition?
I often hear sentiment along the lines of there is nothing wrong with having money or buying an expensive car. In a lot of patristic lay preaching from figures that gave considerable time to the question of money such as St John Chrysostom and St Basil the Great would have huge issues with that sort of teaching.
This could simply be an ignorance of patristic teaching but what is said in its place is downright dangerous. Patristic consensus on material things would emphasise that acquisition is a sin and we have a duty to share what we have with our brothers and sisters. There are are whole dimensions of practical teaching on finances that are either distorted or downright ignored in our parishes.
I find the situation highly concerning because our love of ease and money is such that even the best of us refuse correction and guidance.