What does Jesus say about treating the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the sick, the elderly.


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I read an interesting comment on the christian tech nerd blog today, (thechristiannerd.tech.blog) from a troubled reader regarding government corruption and including something called “religious right”. I assume this is meant to mean that the Government and this religious right act is meant as some co-op to oppress certain groups such as LGBTQ, People of Color, Immigrants etc. I have to honestly say I don’t read a lot of news and propaganda and I am not up on this subject.
The reader goes on to say, “I have to wonder what Jesus would say about the way religion treats the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the sick, the elderly?”
Jesus was very clear on what he thought and said during his speech to the multitudes up on the mountain.
Matthew 5.2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
5:6 Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteous-ness: for they shall be filled.
5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted the prophets which were before you.
Hopefully the reader who asked these questions can find some peace in these teachings from Jesus.
The multitudes and makeup of the audience that Jesus spoke to were the the same people the reader asked what Jesus would say to them: the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the sick, the elderly.
Jesus was tried and crucified by the Roman Government and the religious sections who were afraid of what Jesus represented; Faith in God, Love, Peace, Joy.
Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, to offer us a way home through repentance and faith.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
This is what Christianity is about, this is what we believe and live for each and every day.

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