So began one of the most beautiful sermons every given, from a mountain side in the Middle East, so many years ago.
There is no doubt that there exist today the privileged and the disenfranchised. Sometimes this is the obvious difference between the 1% and the 99% and sometimes it is less obvious.
Sometimes it is in the two sets of rules that have become so common that they are the accepted norm.
One group punches a clock, the other doesn't.
One group gets preferred parking, the other doesn't.
One group gets disciplined for bullying in the workplace, the other group abuses authority.
One group gets jail time, the other a slap on the wrist.
One group parks the cars and the other goes inside.
It's not fair and the sermon on the mount addresses this unfairness.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!