I read another person’s blog where the blogger stated that Jesus was a socialist. I thought how could someone misinterpret compassion and charity with socialism? I looked at the verses he quoted where Jesus preached charity which is understandable. Then he posted where Jesus said a camel has a better chance of passing through the eye of a needle than a rich man entering heaven. A deeper understanding of the Bible and not just picking out what might support your cause, would understand that Jesus was telling people that you cannot worship God if you are consumed with worshipping your monetary wealth.
All of this brought me to this thought for today:
Charity comes from the heart, not a government edict. – Me
When someone gives because they want to it is charity. When the government mandates everyone’s lifestyle that is socialism. With the government mandating it, there is no charitable heart. Which would bring me to rewrite the verse to read it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a socialist.