Jesus was no Socialist. Where people go wrong in that opinion is how He instructed his followers. His instructions on how to handle money had to do with his followers OWN money. He told them how they were to PERSONALLY reach into their OWN pockets to give. He NEVER gave anyone permission to reach into their neighbors pockets no matter how noble the cause. He considered that to be stealing, which of course, it is. Jesus was interested in one's personal attitude toward giving, not how generous they could be with other people's money. He would rightfully call Robin Hood a thief. All one has to do is look at the parable of the talents to see Jesus' attitude towards wealth.