I’d like to pick up from one point that Michael Slaughter made Friday:
If it isn’t good news for the poor, it isn’t good news
This point went nearly unnoticed in my post yesterday, but it reminded me of something I posted a little under a month ago under the heading of “THE Christian view on Health Care in America?” In this post I claimed simply that, for Christians, the question is: “Does my neighbor have reasonable access to adequate health care?”
Though this post garnered no comments here, it set off an explosion over at Facebook. Though I made absolutely no mention of money, some people inferred that my contention meant that I was suggesting that they ought to pay for everyone else’s health care.
If Slaughter is right that if it isn’t good news for the poor, it isn’t good news, (and he is) what are the implications for Christians, both with regard to health care and to many other issues?
Is it all about money? Is it always all about money? If Jesus indeed said more about money than he did about heaven and hell; what does this mean for us?