07 July 2016
"Jesus was a Socialist Jew" – Closing Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
So what is the answer? In its purist form socialism is vital to the love we are to show to others. I cannot say that I love someone and leave him in need. I cannot claim to believe what Jesus teaches and ignore that he insisted I care for the needs of others.
We must also not reject who Jesus claims to be if we are going to hold him up as a standard. There are so many who claim a portion of the Gospel and do not embrace the Gospel as a whole. I have to care about the needs of my family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and enemies.
My obligation is to see the needs of others as I go through my day. My purpose is to see all their needs including their need for Jesus. This does not mean that I can meet every need. It does mean that I engage with the ones that I can. It does mean that my mindset is to constantly realize that “mankind is my business.”
From unborn babies to hungry refugees to homeless veterans every human is worthy of my love, respect, and care. These things are to be given without judgment or hope of reward. These things are the responsibility of everyone who follows Christ.
As the political climate pushes us to storm and rage at each other we need to be instruments of peace. We can do that through caring for anyone with a need. We can do that through putting love above tradition and preference. We need to rise up as Christ followers and assure that this is what people think of when they think of us. Until we do we need to be silent about almost everything else.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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