I took a class at church and read a couple of “Christian” best-sellers that attempt to TEACH me to NOT help too much, to not give money, and to take care to avoid harming my own bank account when giving to the poor (among other harms). But if you READ Luke’s Gospel, you find all manner of care for the poor demonstrated by Jesus and directed by Jesus that shows absolutely no concern for such matters. Visit this blog post and let’s get back to THE BIBLE, and trust that God knows better than us.
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None of us are in any doubt about the levels of income inequality in this country. Would it surprise anybody if I were to say that they were there during the time of Charles Wesley and that they were there during the time of William Booth. For as much as the world has changed and has advanced technologically for the poor it changes very little.
We read in the Gospel of St.Luke in the sixth chapter verse 20 how the poor will be lifted up and be exalted. Looking up at His disciples, Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God”.
I find this statement so powerful, here we have Jesus who was all compassion who was all about lifting people up saying to the poor yours is the kingdom of God. He wasn’t saying this to the wealthy…
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