Matthew 12:36, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
I’ve read that this quote means that on the day of judgment we will be accountable for every one of our actions/inactions. This makes me wonder about overconsumption, which is rampant in our American society. If I buy more than I need, am I guilty of stealing? I don’t think that we should all live in destitution, but shouldn’t we be worried if we are not living simply? If I have 6 pairs of jeans, and can get by with 2 or 3, is it the same as if I stole 3 pairs of jeans from needy people? I’ve been seriously studying the Gospels lately, and I’m starting to wonder if any American will get into Heaven!