quot;The Spirit of the Lord is
upon me, because he has
anointed me to bring good
news to the poor. He has
sent me to proclaim release
to the captives and recovery
of sight to the blind, to let
the oppressed go free, to
proclaim the year of the
Lord's favor.quot; (Is 61:1-2).
“He defended the cause of the poor and needy,
and so all went well. Is that not what
it means to know me?” declares the LORD.
quot;Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the
cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke? Is it not to share
your food with the hungry and to provide
the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him
and not to turn away from
your own ﬂesh and blood?
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for
their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy
honors God. (Proverbs 14:31)
This is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we
ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
If anyone has material possessions and
sees his brother in need but has no pity on him,
how can the love of God be in him?
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue
but with actions and in truth.
(1 John 3:16-18)
All they asked was that we should continue to
remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
“What good is it, my
brothers and sisters, if you
say you have faith but do
not have works? Can faith
save you? If a brother or
sister is naked and lacks
daily food, and one of you
says to them, ‘Go in peace;
keep warm and eat your ﬁll,'
and yet you do not supply
their bodily needs, what is
the good of that? So faith by
itself, if it has no works,
is dead”. James 2:14-17
For you know the grace of
our Lord Jesus Christ, that
though he was rich, yet for
your sakes he became poor,
so that you through his
poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9