Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 6:08 p.m. EST by TIOUAISE
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Jesus did not loathe the rich. In fact, he is known to have had a number of rich friends. Mary of Magdala was rumored to be well-to-do but she shared selflessly. In fact, Mary, Joanna and Susanna were the first patrons of the "Jesus Movement". That's clearly stated in the Gospel of Luke :
"After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out ; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means." (Luke 8: 1-3)
So Jesus never "hated the rich". He only rebuked the GREEDY, SOCIOPATHIC rich who refused to share with the less fortunate : "WOE UNTO THE RICH!" (Luke 6: 24). He would have a field day here in contemporary America! In fact, Jesus would probably have been the very first person to OCCUPY WALL STREET!!!