I'm just curious if the numbers of those doing for the least of these, jars charge, are consistent across all types of people.
Paying taxes to support filling the general needs certainly meets any of my conditions. When we work together through taxes and other contributions to feed the hungry, protect the weak, clothe the naked, comfort the sorrowful, heal the sick and educate the children we are doing what Jesus told us to do. We are also doing what we should do regardless of any religious beliefs.
While I claim that the God I envision desires communion, communication, and the ability and opportunity to help us, you see that as a hindrance should it be true....focusing on the importance of the development and application of personal responsibility to ourselves and for others.
No, what I see as a hindrance is counting on God to do the work we are charged with doing or expecting God to do what Jesus said we should be doing.
If you substitute believing for doing then nothing gets done.
I have no problem if you believe you are communicating with God but if you suggest that others need to listen to what God says then it is reasonable to ask "How do I tell it is God and not a bad burrito?"
So far no one has ever explained how to tell that the communication really is two way much less with God.