The Gospel according to OWS…

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  • Yatima

    Uhhh… that’s actually the Gospel according to Matthew, isn’t it?

    “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

    No, wait, it’s Luke.

    “Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.”

    • Fr. Erik J. Richtsteig

      Yes, but notice that Jesus told the man to do it, not for someone else (like the government) to do it for him.

    • Katrina Fernandez

      Requiring a redistribution is theft. Willingly given up riches at the command of Christ is charity. Let’s not take scripture snippets out of context to suit our fancy.

  • Dr. Eric

    The guy with the one talent wants the talents redistributed.

  • Aerator

    Whats the difference? Whether the right thing is done in the name of the Lord or in the name of what’s right or in the name of the government?

    • Katrina Fernandez

      The difference is, one is charity and the other is thievery.

  • robertgwirth

    I agree I have a very strong moral obligation to help the poor. But I deny I have a legal obligation to do so. Thanks, Father.

    • Katrina Fernandez

      Once it becomes a legal obligation it’s no longer true charity.

  • Kim Vandapool

    Jesus’ entire message is one of charity (love); hence the greatest moral imperative is to love God and each other. Coercion is the enemy of charity. By its very nature, love cannot be forced – thus we have free will. A true love for the poor is what fulfills those Gospel quotes from Matthew and Luke. To advocate that a government compel its citizenry to “give” of their money (=time, sweat, innovation, and investment) or face imprisonment is the very opposite of charity. It’s theft.

    • Katrina Fernandez