Today is Halloween.
It is supposed to be a scary day.
In times past, it was a Holy Day Eve, connected to the commemoration of the Saints who died in a state of grace.
A corrupt society, filled with doubt and unbelief, prefers to celebrate Satan and his followers who died at enmity with the Father.
Another issue where Satan is gaining traction today is the false notion that “the wealthy” are automatically evil and greedy.
How does King Solomon fit in then?
The F.L.E.A. Party, aka, the Occupy Wall Streeters, are about as far from God’s Will as possible.
There’s no evidence in Scripture that Government should be formed to take from the wealthy and give to the lazy.
Today’s reading from Luke 14 lays out a plan for the wealthy to score big with God at the Resurrection.
Check this out from Luke 14:12-14.
12 Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Sounds easy doesn’t it.
Even though the concept is simple, the carrying out of such acts is not.
I haven’t had too many dinners at my home for the poor.
God have mercy on me.
I need to figure this one out.
Maybe I can give to organizations who feed the poor?
That might work.
In the meantime, notice how Jesus puts the redistribution of wealth in the hands of His followers.
Instead of criticizing the 1% whose home He is visiting, Christ gives him a road to follow that leads to salvation.
Good work Jesus…as usual.
Too bad MSNBC wasn’t there to catch the lesson.