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?