Albert Mohler wrote: "20/20" put a Salvation Army bucket at the busiest location of Sioux Falls and San Francisco. What happened? Here's the report: "Well, even though people in Sioux Falls make, on average, half as much money as people in San Francisco, and even though the San Francisco location was much busier--three times as many people were within reach of the bucket--by the end of the second day, the Sioux Falls bucket held twice as much money."
The Beatitudes come to mind:
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
There's no "blessed are the selfish" or "blessed are the self-centered." This goes to the point that liberals are typically less religious and less compassionate than their conservative brethren. We know too well that liberal compassion is helping the less fortunate and downtrodden with other peoples' money.
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