Greed, Inequality, and a Pandemic

“All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need.” Is this from the Communist Manifesto? Did Mao Tse-Tung write this? No. But those are good guesses. In actuality, this quote is from the Acts of the Apostles, a line taken from our readings today. It describes how the early Christians lived, how they shared amongst themselves so that no one went without.

And it makes me wonder: how well do we live up to this idyllic image of Christian living? What the current coronavirus is revealing is that we as a society fall pretty far short.

One Comment on “Greed, Inequality, and a Pandemic

  1. Casey:
    This was absolutely terrific. Well researched and connected to the present moment.
    I would love it if this sort of theme would become a constant in Break in the Habit. I believe it’s what will reach millennials in the long run. I’d love to talk with you about it.
    BTW I just signed on for a weekly(!!) column for Paz Christi – USA. Say a prayer I can fulfill their expectations.
    Again my heartfelt congratulations and thanks for this posting.

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