Never confuse productive Biblical giving with wasteful, counterproductive “Christian” Leftist confiscation and redistribution.
I could go on at length about how the Left — including the “Christian” Left — actually hurt people financially when trying to help them*, but even if their impact was financially neutral they do them a great disservice by fueling their natural covetousness. Some do this out of ignorance and others out of selfish cynicism — i.e., those who promote minimum wage laws to gain votes even though they know the laws will reduce jobs and benefits.
Their constituents have material blessings that dwarf what royalty had a century or two ago. But they can’t enjoy them, because their Leftist overlords keep them in perpetual bitterness and ungratefulness! Telling people that they are entitled to what others have nearly eliminates the possibility of them feeling any gratitude. That is a miserable way to go through life, and the predictable outcome is seen in generation after generation.
The Kenya church and hospital that we support and have visited many times offers a great contrast. They don’t just throw food at the poor, they teach life skills to aids orphans that let them be independent and to help themselves and others. And the poor didn’t get EBT cards to spend on junk or sell for cash, they got real food.
We got to witness a monthly food distribution for those who care for children in the AIDS orphan program. These ladies were incredible. They literally sang and danced with such joy after receiving a 30-40 lb. bag of grain, then they put it on their backs to carry it several miles back to their homes. What incredible gratitude!
And this all ignores the indescribable carnage of the Left’s pro-abortion extremism. The Leftists actually rationalize that it is better that you be crushed and dismembered in the womb than that you might live a life of relative poverty.
*Leftists literally fail at basic economics. My dog did better on an economics test than Leftists. Seriously. Sort of.