There was a Saturday Night Live skit years ago (I think it featured Steve Martin) that featured a prosperous businessman who took very seriously Jesus' words in Mark 10:25: "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." So he decided to invest his fortune into making really big needles and breeding really small camels, and if that didn't work, he was prepared to hire a virtual army to remove that verse from all copies of the Bible worldwide. (If you can find this clip online, please let me know where to get it. I'll owe you forever.)
Historical theologian Brian Matz nicely summarizes the ancient church fathers' understanding of Jesus' troubling words about wealth in a way that is instructive, encouraging, and still seriously challenging. Check it out and be blessed.