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Thoughts on religion, politics, life and death. And other banned topics.

Tag: poverty

  • Poor in Spirit

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (NIV) When Luke records this dictum, he leaves off “in spirit,” so it becomes a saying about poverty. Yet what benefit, what good is there in being poor or in having an attitude of poverty? To answer this, I think […]

  • Always the Poor

    You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. John 12:8 (NIV). How often I have heard this quoted along with the vague suggestion that giving to the poor is futile! Can this really be what Jesus meant? Did he mean that our efforts to eradicate poverty can never […]