God is a giver full of love and mercy, truly wanting the best for all of us in the long run as explained in belief. It is only natural that as we become more like He originally intended us to be, we become more caring and more giving ourselves too. If I’m able to earn more money than I need with what I’m doing, then why on earth would I think that this money is intended for me to have a more luxurious lifestyle, rather than allowing the poorest of the poorest to live at all and become subsistent? Is it really more important that I have this newest gadget than that this kid in what we condescendingly and distantly call “the Third World” does not die of malnutrition?
The imbalance of rich and poor that we’ve allowed to get to this point is an outcry. Multinational corporations can legally buy up the freshwater supply of a community and then sell them bottled water, just to satisfy their own greed, closing their eyes to the suffering they cause, while lining their executives’ pockets. And then to alleviate any guilty conscience that may appear from being unable to block out the news about the consequences of exploitation completely, they give development aid, while claiming that the suffering they alleviate has of course been caused by someone else.
Time if ripe for fundamental changes to happen to the way we treat each other across the continents. I warmly recommend the book «Debt – the first 5000 Years» by David Graeber. (Introduction and excerpts available from Google books here). In this world, exploitation by a rich few is systemic. It’s necessary that the god of this age (2 Cor 4:4, Mat 4:8-9) temporarily gets to expose all human greed and potential for selfishness. But this is coming to an end, and in the next age a fundamental shift of fortunes will occur.
The first will be last and the last will be first (Mat 20:16, also see Luke 16:19-31 or 1 Timothy 6:7-11). Continue reading on the mammon page.