“Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what I own?  Or is your eye envious because I am generous?”

Mt 20:15

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These are the words of the generous landowner in the story of the landowner who hired workers throughout the day but paid all the same amount at the end of the day.

As you recall the landowner is challenged by those he hired in the morning because they objected to the workers hired later in the day receiving the same wages as they did.

Is God not free to distribute His gifts as He sees fit?  Likewise, can a person not distribute his wealth and possessions as he sees fit?  Is this decision not between God and man, man and God?

I am always fascinated when people demand others pay higher taxes.  It is always amusing to me when the wealthy advocate this, for nothing prohibits them from giving all they have as tribute to the government.  Yet, they fall short of that, choosing only to mind another’s business.  The Left, of course, is always shamelessly ready to spend another’s money, often electing “free” programs and policies that impose a cost on generations to come, onto those not yet born.

These voices are the voices of the morning workers, advocating for their own position and imposing their position on the landowner (and others with more modest holdings).

When “redistribution” of income is advocated and initiated God is dismissed and that role is adopted by the prideful advocate who wishes his or her will and “utopia” (which he or she will govern) be forced on others, so all conform to his or her personal interests.

Godlessness makes all sorts of impositions easy.  We have lived increasingly in a godless state where its incidents and evidence is abundant.

A society that exiles God does endless mischief.  Standing up to those who would be “God” is an essential task today, or whenever such blasphemy is advanced.

Respect for God is a prerequisite to a humble and mutually respectable society and to a land of liberty.

We have a rather big job to do.  Things are out of whack.

A truly good person is not aware of his goodness and is therefore good.  A foolish person tries to be good, and is therefore not good.

Laozi, 570-490 B.C.

Shalom.

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