Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
The Messiah did never say that poverty is a curse. To the radical opposite He said that having less is a blessing. To the rich and famous Jesus had many warnings. We are not supposed to store up riches on Earth, but rather build up riches in Heaven. We can only do that by blessing others. Selfishness is a sin.