Episode 49
Paul Schervish

How to Think Through Using Resources That Exceed My Personal Needs?

How can you think through the use of wealth that exceeds your personal needs? This is a perennial question to which Paul Schervish applies the perennial insights of St. Ignatius. In this conversation with Keith Whitaker, Paul shares elements of the ‘discernment process’ and its application to the disposition of wealth. He also talks about how discernment takes into account the joys and anxieties wealth-holders feel about the impact of wealth on others. And he even recounts some of the challenges he faced in a career of studying wealth and philanthropy within academia. This is a useful discussion for anyone seeking to connect wealth with deeper purpose.