We should see God's good things divided fairly between us.

Friday, 1/15/18

John wrote, "If someone who as worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?"

How far must we push that? I mean, If I have worldly means, does Christian compassion prevent me from holding on to it? Back when we were stuck with learning our Christian ethics in Latin there was a principle that said, "Res clamat ad domino." or "Everything belongs to its owner."

Then, who would John call a brother?

Would he recommend pooling everyone's wealth, then dividing it out, giving each its common denominator?

No, he is probably not going that far. Should we go along with seeing all wealth as belonging to God who likes to see it being used evenly and kindly?

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