Gap between the Rich and the Poor
When there are two men in the field, can there be a gap between the rich and the poor between them?
If one man finds a banana tree full of bananas, he would share the fruits with another. There will be no gap between the rich and the poor between them.
But if one man finds a gold stone on the ground, would he share the gold with another? And, gold has value only in some sort of social organization where gold functions as money.
The gap between the rich and the poor emerged when human society came to use money. Money allows a man to get what he has not produced, acquired or possessed in exchange of money.
From a different aspect, if the two men find a banana tree, a stronger man may force the weaker one to take bananas from the tree for him and declare that all the bananas belong to him. In this case, the gap between the rich and the poor emerges.
One strong tribe may attack and occupy a weak tribe to enslave them. Then, the gap between the rich and the poor emerges no matter if no money economy is prevailing. In this case, the key factor is violence.
From another different aspect, if two men find a banana tree, an evil one between them might try to trick, harm, injure or kill another by poison or any other means to take all the bananas for himself. Then, the gap between the rich and the poor emerges no matter if no violence is involved.
Or if the two man find a banana tree, one who hates another might just plan and act to take all the bananas by any means, as he doesn't want another to enjoy bananas.
So, to address the gap between the rich and the poor, we have to address these cases of two men and a banana tree. But can we stop the emergence of the gap between them, while we are so much civilized living in money economy, we possess so many weapons and have potential of violence, we are so much accustomed to evil things, and we hate somebody?
Any problems in this world are ascribed to the gap between the rich and the poor. And, most of people accept the gap and problems. However, God does not approve the gap between the rich and the poor. It means that human beings will be punished by God for the reason that they let the gap between the rich and the poor unsolved.
The reason for the coming of the end of the world is the gap between the rich and the poor, in this context.
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Mar 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
Mar 1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.