For the poor:
When you scoff at a wealthy person’s possession ask yourself, “would I keep it if someone gave it to me as a gift? ”
I expect wealthy people to give a large percentage of their earnings to help others. Since I live in the USA, I am among the wealthiest in the world. Do I give a large percentage of my earnings to help others?
For the wealthy:
When I give money to a homeless person, am I willing to spend time talking with them or do I just throw cash at them to appease my need to be a good person?
When I hire someone to do yard work for me and I want a “good deal” do I pay cheaply or do I consider what the job is actually worth? Am I fair? Do I pay the worker what I would want to be paid?
For the Christian:
Do I truly trust that God and His love transforms lives or do I believe that my form of Christianity transforms lives?
Was I drawn to Jesus through condemnation? Why then do I believe that pointing out someone’s obvious sin will cause them to repent?