The object of Monopoly is to become the wealthiest player through buying, renting and selling property. Monopoly is a system of reciprocity. You pay money, and you get a property in return. You lease your property, you get rent in return. The goal is to be the monopolist in control of the entire economy.
In many ways, our world is dominated by a system of reciprocity.
If I buy you lunch today, you’ve got next time.
If you give me an assist, I’ll pass the ball to you next time.
If you contribute to my campaign, I’ll advance your cause in the legislature.
And in a negative way:
If you punch me, I’ll punch you back.
If you don’t invite me to your party, I won’t invite you to mine.
If you won’t talk to me, I won’t talk to you.
In Luke 6, Jesus presents a radical alternative to the system of reciprocity. He takes the Monopoly board and turns it upside down.