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Christians have an obligation to care for the poor because it is what should come through as their works from their beliefs and their faith Christians are to follow the examples set by God and Jesus The Lord and Jesus teachings of helping the poor can be seen through the scripture in the Gospels In the gospels Jesus brings salvation to the poor exemplifying his theme of universalism Jesus gave the message of helping those whom ask of ones help to his disciples in order for them to teach to Christian This message can be seen through this excerpt from the Gospel Give to everyone who begs from you and if anyone takes away your goods do not ask for them again Do to others as you would have them do to youLuke 630-31 Gods intention of helping the poor can be seen through Marys Magnificat when the Lord spoke to her God fed the poor and just sent those who were not poor away for they should have been the ones who had helped the poor This can be in the following quotation He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly he has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away emptyLuke 152-53 Jesus read from a scroll which Isaiah had written The spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor He has sent me to proclaim release of the captives and recovery of sight to the blind to let the oppressed go free to proclaim the year of the Lords favor Luke 418-19 After reading the scroll he rolled it back up and proclaimed the scripture had been fulfilled This shows how important helping the poor was to Jesus he wanted to spread the word to everyone he could that everyone should help those who need to be helped
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