Many people feel they can't ever be happy unless all people are fed, clothed, housed, employed, and happy. Woody Allen famously said it in his Oscar-winning hit film Annie Hall. This belief essentially describes the Leftist, 'progressive' viewpoint.
It's dead wrong, and flies in the face of Judeo-Christian teachings. Yes, we do have an obligation to help the poor, whether materially or spiritually, as much as we can. But it's an individual obligation arrived at by free choice. Jesus said, "For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me." The Book of Ecclesiastes says,
"So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun."
There is no such thing as collective salvation. Only God can grant this, and it's done on an individual basis, determined by your relationship with God. Your deeds alone cannot save or condemn you.
This is what really marks our age as evil. The collectivist ideal is a grave menace to our nation and the world.
It's Marxism in disguise, preaching that Jesus was a social justice community organizer, and there is no salvation unless everyone has material salvation. Therefore, the full machinery of all-powerful government must be brought to bear on all social ills. Religion then becomes a tool of government, and inevitably, private property rights have to disappear, because it's all needed for the collective.
This is pure heresy. Jesus preached that God is personal, and wants a private relationship with each of us individually; that many, perhaps most people, will reject God, and be "burned in the furnace as chaff"; and the kingdom of this material world is evil; that we must "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and to God, that which is God's."