"So I stole a pocketful of acorns and smuggled them home to share with my brothers and sisters.
When my father found out, he was furious.
He didn't believe in taking things from other people's gods.
The Bible said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
And he had no intention of sharing his frankincense with anyone else
when the Wise Men finally came to town." ---Saint
The Golden Rule,
as stated by Jesus,
is found in The Gospel of Luke, chapter 6, verse 31,
is commonly paraphrased, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
The King James Version of the scripture reads: "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise."
Poppa perverts the intention of the verse,
as he takes it to mean that he should not accept generosity from others,
because it might require him to return the favor
if he ever came into good fortune - which he would rather not do.