Out of all the many, many versions of Robin Hood, this one is my favorite. Sir Hiss alone makes this movie worth watching.
OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: In real life, publicly screaming “Seize the fat one!” doesn’t go over too well with most people.
I’m all for giving to the poor, but I’m not so sure robbing rich people is the best way to go about it. Besides, I’ve heard it’s much more rewarding to give of your own resources rather than other people’s.
Jesus Christ taught people charitable principles and let them decide whether or not to act on those principles. He didn’t try to force or intimidate people into being generous with their money.
Therefore, I feel like we wouldn’t have to spend so much time threatening rich people in public if we were more Christian in private.
In the end, I believe our lives will be measured by how we manage to alleviate the suffering of others — especially through those small and simple acts of kindness.
Our commitment to the poor, and to alleviating the suffering that accompanies their burdens, should not be viewed as just one of the many branches on the gospel tree – it should be at the very root of our devotion to Christ.
“And remember in all things the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted, for he that doeth not these things, the same is not my disciple.” – D&C 52:40