Putin sees no other actor in this drama, and no other objective, not even the salvation of his soul, except the acquisition of Ukraine. It is amazing over what incidentals a man will lose eternity. That’s a big proposition.
In the mean time I am struggling to acquire the fullness of life, both spiritual, and possibly material in ways that it does not hinder. Wealth is a mountain, and I don’t want a mountain blocking my view of where life goes on toward the horizon.
Is eternal life available to everybody? Christ implied it wasn’t (at least St. Peter did) and the Church tells us it’s available for all. So I want some of it, and it is available on easy terms. How much? As much as I can get.