memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Archive for October 30, 2011

The Eye of the Needle

Imagine the headline: JESUS CHRIST OCCUPIES WALL-STREET. It would cause a bit a furore, wouldn’t it?

But is it so crazy? Only a cursory glance through the Gospels would seem to indicate that yes, if Jesus Christ were alive today, he might indeed join the Occupy Wall-Street movement.

He was a born preacher who extolled the virtues of Meekness, Kindness and Sharing with others… He preached Poverty and urged people to dump all their stuff and follow Him. He was an activist who entered the Temple of Jerusalem and violently ejected the money lenders who were doing business there … would He be on the side of the 10% who owned 90% of the wealth, I somehow doubt it!

He opines that it would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

And when in the Book of Genesis, God ordered Man to go forth and multiply, He didn’t mean go forth and multiply thy Hedge-Funds neither did He mean go forth and multiply thy Sovereign Debt … He just meant go forth and multiply. (So we went forth and multiplied until we reached the seven billion mark).

Yes, certainly, let’s go with Jesus Christ Occupies Wall-Street.

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