Kill Poverty!

Just read this article in my local newspaper – ‘Hot Housing Puts Some Reginians Out On Streets’

I hate poverty. I was impoverished as a child. It sucked. It sucks for those in it now.

Problem: Housing market goes up (making rents unaffordable)

Solution: More affordable housing

Solutioner: Shouldn’t religion step in and help to fill voids like this as non-profit org’s? Would be nice.

Think about it. Churches get money to keep their churches a running – via tithes and offerings – basically money that is not essentially ear-marked for anything. Wouldn’t a good ministry opportunity be meeting affordable housing for those that do not have it.

Or are we gonna take these scrips literally as well:

Mark 14:7a “For you always have the poor with you…” (I have heard this interpreted as a prophecy – disgusting)

Matt 8:20 “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head

Jesus had no ‘home’ per se and the poor have always existed…but let’s do something as people of faith to kill poverty!!!


4 thoughts on “Kill Poverty!

  1. I agree. Jesus was saying that sin will be with us until the last day. Sin is the root cause of poverty. Remember that Judas Iscariot was thinking of himself, not the poor. He would help himself to a percentage of the money they raised. Just don’t forget that the first enemy is sin. But, yes, we must do everything we can to meet the needs of the impoverished. God is calling us to them, and them to Himself. That’s what Matt 8:20 was primarily about.

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