“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you.”
So Dennis Prager at PragerU asked the question if Jesus was a socialist. I have a better one. Was Jesus a Capitalist? Remember when he changed that water into wine-you should have seen the bill later. As a matter of fact Joseph needed to get involved because those drunks didn’t want to pay their bill. And I certainly remember all those times that Jesus had to pass the plate so that his financial needs for curing the poor and feeding the apostles would be met and we certainly remember him arguing with the government of feeding the poor and taking care of the sick.
What do we see? Do we see Jesus carrying a purse of money or Judas? Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.
And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
And another: So we have a man in the Bible telling Jesus-telling- him to tell his brother to share his wealth… Isn’t that what Jesus taught to share? Do we ever see Jesus needing money? And here this man is in the presence of Jesus and demands that he rule in his favor. He doesn’t asks, he demands. Think about how many better things he could have asked for. The…