Does wealth lead to failure?

While we’re on the topic of money, a quote to ponder today:

One of the main causes of the final failure of the reformation of the eleventh century was the wealth of the church, which made it very difficult for it to set aside the intrigues of the powerful, and take the side of the poor and the oppressed.

From Justo Gonzalez in The Story of Christianity, vol. 1.

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