Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jesus on inequality

No one seems to have known what Jesus was talking about, 2000 or some years ago, when he said, "To those who have more shall be given, but from those who have not the little they have shall be taken away." (I quote from memory.) It would be interesting to know when people began to take note. Now, at any rate, in our bright and shining plutocracy, his meaning ought to be abundantly clear.


  1. Here's one of the things Jesus said about the poor, as found in the Gsopel according to Matthew:

    Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon
    the leper, there came unto him a woman having an
    alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it
    on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples
    saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is
    this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for
    much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it,
    he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she
    hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor
    always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that
    she had poured this ointment on my body, she did it for
    my burial. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this
    gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall
    also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a
    memorial of her. Then one of the twelve, called Judas
    Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto
    them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto
    you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of
    silver (Matthew 26:6-15).

  2. Jesus said, mutatis mutandis: My plutocracy is not of this world (John 18:36).

  3. The quote is disturbing. It portends the rape of the earth, the vulnerable, and the defenceless. The global village is no longer surrounded by lush meadows and pristine woods. It is infested with saboteurs and rank profiteers.
    Can you track the source, Bwana?