I'm a bit dismayed by the way this thread topic seems to be veering from spirituality to monetary materialism even though the two should be mutually repulsive. Jesus said, "No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and riches." (Matthew 6:24 Luke 6:13.) Certainly Jesus said, "I am come that ye may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10) But I doubt He ever wanted us to aspire to great wealth at the expense of others such as the stock market capriciously offers. A hard earned modest fortune can be lost far to easily there by a simple God fearing man praying for sufficiency in his retirement.Pretty common fare in the hedge fund and private equity worlds. Its a pretty standard due diligence item for allocators to understand how much of the manager's own capital is invested alongside clients.
Still, I get it. Not what you typically get from the investment advisor down the street. :)