The Poor Will Always Be Among Us

We Told You We Were Hungry

Jesus said that the poor will always be among us. Therefore, do not let our hearts grow envious or covetous, comparing the wealth of others. Rather, let our hearts grow joyful that the life and glory of Christ can be witnessed in the Spirit of poverty and charity. Where there is poverty, there is charity for us to participate in. And thus, there is always labour to be done in His Name until He comes again in Glory.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

I feel our people are tired, let us take this time to comfort someone.

I feel our people are hungry, let us take the time to feed those in need.

I feel our people thirst for justice, let us flow everlasting water until it is served.

I feel our people are heartbroken, let us cry with and for one another.

I’ve been seeing a Martin Luther King Jr quote blowing through the wind recently. Although usually only in part. Only the part of justifying riots, without the preceding line condemning them.

“I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard.”

So one side must be willing to understand these unheard voices and reach out to them in compassion and Love. And the other side must not lose their goodwill, which is easy to do in a state of forgottenness in a world that doesn’t seem to value your life. We must not overcome evil with evil, but overcome it with good. Forgiveness and empathy is needed on both sides, or else we will devour each other. So allow me to leave you with another Dr. King quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere.” God bless everyone.


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