Tag Archives: poverty

Lend To The Lord

Although wealth attracts ‘friends,’ the poor are often deserted. Their experience is radically different from ours. Unless we have been in their shoes, it is difficult to understand. Be kind. Reach out. Jesus says that our kindness toward the needy … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Turning to Self

By receiving what we need from God, we rely upon the Lord for our sustenance. We increase our dependence on and our surrender to the one who made us and knows us and loves us. There are times, however, when … Continue reading

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Of Friendship And Money

As the champagne and fine meals flow, the wealthy have many friends. When the gravy train dries up, the hangers-on move on. All the while, whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord…

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Agur: Character and Trust

In the proverbs of Agur, we see a balance of character and trust in God. Our circumstances test us and Agur knows in his own life that there is a sweet spot in which he can stay on the straight … Continue reading

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Blessed Poor Left Behind

The poorest of all were left in Jerusalem during the exile to Babylon as workers on the land. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Yet on earth, we often marginalize the poor in … Continue reading

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