Who Are the Poor?

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 30, 2016 8:59:31 AM

 

This is the third part of a series by UGM Marketing Director Barbara Comito.

So far in this series, we’ve pretty well established that God does indeed love the poor and that he calls us to love them, as well.

 At the risk of sounding like the legalist whose question prompted Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, I still find this question a valid one: Who are the “poor” people whom God calls us to love?

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What Does it Mean to Love the Poor?

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 20, 2016 1:59:13 PM

In her last post, Barbara revisited what the Bible says about God's instruction for us to "love the poor." Here, she digs deeper into what that phrase means.

Love the poor. Three simple words, and the middle one is a non-starter, so two words – “love” and “poor.” Doesn’t seem terribly complicated, and yet, the more I think about those words, the more trouble I have articulating exactly what they mean and what we are being asked, perhaps commanded, to do.

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Does God Call You to Love the Poor?

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 8, 2016 1:41:16 PM

Editor's note: This is Part 1 in a three-part series about loving the poor.  Part 2 explores the meaning of the word "love"in this context, and Part 3 considers who "the poor" are.  


For almost nine years, I’ve been writing about loving the poor. I’ve been encouraging you to do it. I’ve been encouraging everyone I know, and lots of people I don’t know, to love the poor, to care about the addicted, to give so that the Union Gospel Mission might welcome the homeless and provide the means for them to make their lives better.

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