I can't help but notice that over the years a lot of Christians have been making the fact obvious that they own things. I thought I'd design a bumper sticker that brings to light this, shall we say, scripturally overlooked aspect of the religion. And since a religious bumper sticker isn't worth the adhesive on the back unless it's fat with self-satisfaction, I came up with this:
Seriously, though, The Bible quotes the time Jesus said that three times:
Matthew 19:21 - "Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me."
Mark 10:21 - "Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me."
Luke 18:22 - "Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me."
Since I don't know even one Christian who has actually sold all that they have and distributed the wad they got for it all to poor people, there are only a few conclusions to come to.
1. Either three of the four evangelists finding this quotation important enough to include in their Gospel just doesn't cut it (75% is a C, after all.)
2. Or Jesus just had a shit idea and numberless Christians throughout history all knew better than him.
3. Or Christianity is actually a real system of moral guidelines and universal explication where going to church and seeing your friends or assuaging guilt is concerned, but where making enormous individual sacrifices for the good of mankind is concerned, Christianity is just a sociological phenomenon that actually has no power, nor consequences, to hold any act necessary that people don't want it to hold necessary.