"Here is how Jesus' words, in light of his own teaching and the whole counsel of God, could be modernized for application to welfare statists: 'I despaired and you gave me stew, when what I truly needed was my birthright. I was an alcoholic and you gave me money that I used to buy another bottle, while you walked away applauding yourself. I lived for immediate gratification and needed the discipline of work and family, but you gave me shelter without responsibility so that I did not have to look back or ahead. Now depart from me into the eternal fire.'"
-- Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of the evangelical magazine World, in an oped entitled "The Bible's Most Misused Verse." The verse, of course, is Matthew 25:40, "As you did to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to me."