"Humans are greedy," says the capitalist. The socialist claims greed is a product of capitalism. I believe it's the nature of man.
"Equality for all, redistribution of wealth, opportunity to explore gifts and passions in community," says the socialist. This could be my rally cry. But the revolutions we seek are not the same. Mine is the irresistible kind, bringing a new sort of kingdom. It's Jesus. Is socialism more than an attempt at the communalism of the early church, but without the gospel?
I am ignorant.
But without the gospel, without the presence of the Holy Spirit transforming natural selfish desires into holiness, socialism is impossible.