Joel Osteen is being raked across the coals after his appearance on Monday’s “Today” episode, during which he remarked that in order to live happier lives, people should focus on all the things they have, rather than what they lack. Osteen’s advice came as he promoted his new book, “Peaceful on Purpose.”
When asked by “Today” hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb about how he maintains a peaceful state of mind each day, Osteen stated that it all comes down to starting the day with gratitude.
“I think you need to have some time to just come back to a place of peace where you’re grateful,” Osteen added. “Think about what’s right, not what’s wrong. Focus on what you do have, not what you don’t have.”
Almost immediately, Twitter lit up with users calling out the irony of one of the wealthiest pastors in the country telling average people to simply be happy with what they have. “He owns a mansion, Ferrari, and a jet. He took a $4.4 million federal PPP loan. His net worth is estimated at $100 MILLION,” one person wrote. “Perhaps thou focused too much, Joel.”
Joel Osteen was on the Today show saying “Don’t focus on what you have or don’t have. “
He owns a mansion, Ferrari, and a jet. He took a $4.4 million federal PPP loan. His net worth is estimated at $100 MILLION.
Perhaps thou focused too much, Joel. pic.twitter.com/3UJ5DhMyIn
— 💙Nurse Nina #MeidasMighty (@NurseNinaPA) May 17, 2021
Joel Osteen: don’t concentrate on what you don’t have … just have faith.
Leaves interview …climbs into limo heads to private yacht.. pic.twitter.com/Y8eySy6tIo
— teatime75 (@teatime75) May 17, 2021
Today Show had Joel Osteen believe ot or not. This is among the things he said: "Don't focus on what you have or don't have." "When things go wrong have faith." This from the conman phony who runs a megachurch and lives in a mansion. Platitudes for the masses and $$$ for him.
— Henry M. Rosenberg (@DoctorHenryCT) May 17, 2021
Others also pointed out that Osteen’s mega-church was the recipient of COVID relief money via the Paycheck Protection Program loans, which were created with the intent to help small businesses stay on their feet while everything shut down.
Hey @TODAYshow maybe ask Joel Osteen why his church took almost $5-million in COVID relief that could’ve gone to small businesses—instead of just letting him promote another ghostwritten book.
— Beth Elderkin (@BethElderkin) May 17, 2021
Eager for the wider world to realize Joel Osteen is a pioneer in shameless grifting. The only person Joel Osteen really cares about is Joel Osteen.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) May 17, 2021
You can watch Osteen’s full appearance on “Today” below.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 17, 2021
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