Yes, but don't you think His message on helping the poor was too liberal and socialistic for today's politics?
“Yes, but don’t you think His message on helping the poor was too liberal and socialistic for today’s politics? “
The perception that Jesus was a socialist and was always concerned about the poor is inaccurate.
While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” (not particularly concerned about the poor there was he)
Matthew 15:26; “He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.” “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
(The woman was not a Jew so, at the time Jesus was not obligated to answer her prayer)
“Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”
So, this idea that Jesus was a liberal, socialist, only caring about feeding the hungry, etc. is not totally accurate.
>> Yes, but don’t you think His message on helping the poor was too liberal and socialistic for today’s politics?<<
Socialistic? Never once did Jesus say it was the governments responsibility to take care of the poor. In fact, He said it was a personal responsibility. The Church and its members have abdicated their responsibility and will pay for it.