We live in a meritocracy. That means that not only do we reward those on merit, but we think those who are successful are worth more than those who are not. It is a type of Calvinism which sees the blessed as those who have the highest socio-economic level. But Jesus reminds us that is should not be like this. We should recognize the common human dignity of all people and treat them as persons made in the image and likeness of God.