It’s Time for Robin Hood to Retire

I have a question.

Why is it up to the millionaires to “save America”?

This Robin Hood philosophy is great and all, but really?

I am all for helping those who are less fortunate and taking care of the widows and orphans. That’s a biblical principal that all Christians should follow.

However, I have a problem with blaming the rich for the world’s problems. Goodness. Sometimes I wonder if it would even matter who had the money because it seems that there’s never enough.

Will there ever be enough?

What makes you rich?

A house? A car? A kick butt 401(k)?

Is it surprising that the answer does not have to do with any of these things?

Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-21,

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

In light of this scripture I have to ask the obvious question:

What is your treasure?

 Sadly, most would say fame and fortune.

I realize this is a bold statement, but if you look around this conclusion is not hard to reach.

May I point out that it’s easy to blame other people when you’re blindly pursuing your own passions?

Now, back to my question:

Why is it up to the millionaires to “save America”?

In my opinion, it’s not. Since when is it okay to pass the buck?

You know, when Nehemiah was instructed to rebuild the wall, everyone helped. It was necessary. They would have all died otherwise. If you don’t believe me go read about it for yourself.

Anyway, I believe that the same thing is true for America.

It’s time to stop passing the buck. If you’re going to bemoan the fate of the country, at least have the courage to say, “It’s my fault.”

This kind of thinking might be extreme, but then again, so is the situation we find ourselves in today. 

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