Christmas and poverty.
December 24, 2010 by bigstuck66
Care for the poor cannot be disconnected from the Good News of Jesus Christ. Connect these two following dots.
Mary’s Song of Praise
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Recently Stephen Colbert had a segment on his program, The Colbert Report, about the disconnect of some politicians using Jesus to gain clout but also acting in ways directly contrary to the message of Jesus. Click here to watch the video. (Fair warning, it’s slightly off color at points, but nonetheless, it’s main point is spot on)