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Blessed are you who are poor

Paul - new photoIt’s little wonder that the people of Israel, whose nation had been defeated, occupied or exiled  for hundreds of years,  should long for an all-powerful God which would protect the people.

However, unexpectedly, in Jesus, God became manifest not as a king, or a priest, or a sage, but as a humble, poor peasant whose primary concern was with the poor of the land.  It’s a hard lesson to learn.  We want God to solve our problems.   But if Jesus is truly the manifestation of God on earth,  the way he lived and his words that are recorded in the Gospels represent not a mighty arm, but a caring heart, especially for those who fall outside the margins of establishment society—the outcasts, outsiders, sinners, lost sheep, lost coins, lost and prodigal sons, tax collectors, prostitutes, Samaritans, lepers, the lame, the possessed and the children... read more

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