"Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them." Can i start by saying yes, this isnt a reboot log - but to be honest i find the rest of the forum is generally populated by kids...kids who have spent much of their lives PMOing. So ive come here for a more mature audience I would identify as agnostic, but there is something about this passage that fascinates me. Ive been thinking about it continuously for days now. It seems what Jesus was talking about was faith. BUT - there seems to be a truth to this passage that goes beyond the issue of faith. It seem like this phenomenon, that those who have, who have money, respect, confidence, good fortune, prosperity, etc...seem to be gifted ever more while truly those who have little seem destined to lose what little they have. Think of some of the poorest people in the world, in India, South America who have next to nothing - and then comes the earthquake, hurricane etc...and they are left with literally nothing. Part of the fascination is that it is so wrong, so unfair - those who have, should show compassion and share what they have with those less fortunate and those who have little should recieve every possible help to improve their lives - but this is not what Christ said. The more you look, the more you see that this passage expresses a principle that seems to be at work everywhere. Its like a mystery that I am trying to unlock. If i can understand this principle, and align my thinking to the mechanisms that this principle works by, then maybe i can become one of those who have, and receive more of life's blessings. Anyway, im just throwing it out there for discussion. Thoughts?