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"Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken." - Rich Mullins

"When we serve the poor and the sick we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus." - Rose of Lima

"We should not serve the poor like they were Jesus. We should serve the poor because they are Jesus." - Mother Teresa

"To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus." - Jean Vanier

"Alms are an inheritance and a justice which is due to the poor and which Jesus has levied upon us." - Francis Of Assisi

"People who are obsessed with Jesus live lives that connect them with the poor in some way or another. Obsessed people believe that Jesus talked about money and the poor so often because it was really important to Him." - Francis Chan

"Jesus preached more and taught more about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry than he did about heaven and hell. Shouldn't that tell us something?" - John Grisham

"Jesus tells you exactly how to get it. Put your money in missions-and in your church and the poor-and your heart will follow." - Randy Alcorn

"Jesus never says to the poor: 'come find the church', but he says to those of us in the church: 'go into the world and find the poor, hungry, homeless, imprisoned." - Tony Campolo

"Jesus never says to the poor: "come find the church", but he says to those of us in the church: "go into the world and find the poor, hungry, homeless, imprisoned." - Tony Campolo

"A soul who loves Jesus Christ desires to be treated the way Christ was treated-desires to be poor, despised, and humiliated." - Alphonsus Liguori

"You can tell if people are following Jesus, because they are fedding the poor, sharing their wealth, and trying to get everyone medical insurance." - Anne Lamott

"Jesus didn't say, 'Blessed are those who care for the poor.' He said, 'Blessed are we where we are poor, where we are broken.' It is there that God loves us deeply and pulls us into deeper communion with himself." - Henri Nouwen

"The myth of the poor Jesus needs to be destroyed, because it's holding people back." - T D Jakes

"In the poorest of the poor we see Jesus in distressed guise." - Mother Teresa

"In the poor we meet Jesus in his most distressing disguises." - Mother Teresa

"To me, a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor ... it's nothing." - Edward De Bono

"Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you've done it to me. And this is what I've come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my Savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they're just wrong. They're not bad, they're just wrong . . . Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken-hearted." - Rich Mullins

"Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in your beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken." - Rich Mullins

"As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus' thirst...'Repen t and believe' Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor - He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you." - Mother Teresa

"Jesus is the starving, the parched, the prisoner, the stranger, the naked, the sick, the dying. Jesus is the oppressed, the poor. To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus." - Jean Vanier

"In the practice of radical love, you are embracing human beings across the board, but you do give a preference - very much like Jesus - to the least of these, to the weak, to the vulnerable. That includes poor whites and poor browns, as well as the poor in black ghettos." - Cornel West

"That's the story of my life rich or poor and mostly poor and truly poor." - Jack Kerouac

"Jesus said when the woman poured the alabaster bottle of perfume on him that was worth almost a year's wages, and Judas, who was very money-minded, said you shouldn't have done that, because you're wasting that, we could have sold that and given it to the poor. And Jesus himself said, you will always have the poor with you, but she has done this as an honor to me, and she will be honored for it all of her days. And so you never run out of poor people. You could give everything you had, I could give everything I had, and the world would still be full of poor people." - Joyce Meyer

"We cannot better assure our eternal happiness than by living and dying in the service of the poor, in the arms of Providence, and with genuine renouncement of ourselves in order to follow Jesus Christ." - Vincent de Paul

"You can't be evangelical and associate yourself with Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people." - Jim Wallis

"Unless we believe and see Jesus in the appearance of bread on the altar, we will not be able to see him in the distressing disguise of the poor." - Mother Teresa

"Jesus announced a great reversal of values in His Sermon on the Mount, elevating not the rich or attractive, but rather the poor, the persecuted, and those who mourn." - Philip Yancey

"Be close tot he poor, the needy, to touch in their flesh the flesh of Jesus. Be close, please" - Pope Francis

"It is not among the palm trees that I wish to die, but among the poor who are Jesus Christ." - Luigi Orione

"Many overlook the fact that Jesus was homeless. He did not only teach the poor; He lived among them." - Dillon Burroughs

"Look not to yourselves! You are by nature wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Look simply unto Jesus." - J C Ryle

"Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you." - J C Ryle

"If there is any one message the Bible delivers, it is the message that God loves outcasts and that Jesus was born into the world an outcast to rescue and renew outcasts from religion gone bad. He was born poor and died poor, yet the legacy of love he left us, the legacy of inclusion and acceptance and understanding, will endure forever." - Mel White

"When the Lord Jesus Christ became my surety . . . He went to Calvary's cross, and all my guilt was charged against Him. He settled for everything, and then He cried, 'It is finished.' And on the basis of that finished work, God can freely forgive, and justify completely, every poor sinner who trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ." - Henry Allen Ironside

"It is only necessary to seek one thing: to be with Jesus. The man who remains with Jesus is rich, even if he is poor with regard to material things. Who ever desires the earthly more than the heavenly loses both the earthly and the heavenly. But whoever seeks the heavenly is Lord of the whole world." - Ignatius Bryanchaninov

"Like Mary, let us be full of zeal to go in haste to give Jesus to others. She was full of grace when, at the annunciation, she received Jesus. Like her, we too become full of grace every time we receive Holy Communion. It is the same Jesus whom she received and whom we receive at Mass. As soon as we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, let us go in haste to give Him to our sisters, to our poor, to the sick, to the dying, to the lepers, to the unwanted, and the unloved. By this we make Jesus present in the world today." - Mother Teresa

"If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it." - Stephen Colbert

"Jesus was a poor, black man who lived in a country and who lived in a culture that was controlled by rich white people. The Romans were Italian - which means they were Europeans, which means they were white - and the Romans ran everything in Jesus' country." - Jeremiah Wright

"The whole point is I'm trying to get you to see-to get you out of this malaise of thinking that Jesus and the disciples were poor and then relating that to you thinking that you, as a child of God, have to follow Jesus. The Bible says that He has left us an example that we should follow His steps. That's the reason why I drive a Rolls Royce. I'm following Jesus' steps." - Frederick K. C. Price

"Jesus and the devil are brothers" - Mike Huckabee

"Jesus is not from Georgia. Jesus does not speak English. And Jesus is not a member of the NRA." - Robert Wright

"When we give help to the poor, we are not doing the work of aid agencies 'in a Christian way'. Those are good, it is a decent thing to do - aid work is good and quite human - but it is not Christian poverty, which St. Paul desires of us and preaches to us. Christian poverty is that I give of my own, and not of that which is left over - I give even that, which I need for myself, to the poor person, because I know that he enriches me. Why does the poor person enrich me? Because Jesus Himself told us that He is in the poor person." - Pope Francis

"Suddenly contemporary Christianity sales pitches don't seem adequate anymore. Ask Jesus to come into your heart. Invite Jesus to come into your life. Pray this prayer, sign this card, walk down this aisle, and accept Jesus as your personal Savior. . . We have taken the infinitely glorious Son of God, who endured the infinitely terrible wrath of God and who now reigns as the infinitely worthy Lord of all, and we have reduced him to a poor, puny Savior who is just begging for us to accept him. Accept him? Do we really think Jesus needs our acceptance? Don't we need him?" - David Platt

"Poor is the new black. So on this film [The Land], there are poor black people, but there are also poor Latinos, and poor white people as well." - Steven Caple Jr.

"The Jesus I follow is the peacemaker, is one who says forgive your enemies, who worries about the poor, who worries about the poorest of the poor instead of the richest of the rich." - Frederick Buechner

"There's this notion that Republicans are the party of Jesus and the Democrats are the Godless party. Let's be clear for a minute. One party wants to give health insurance to the poor and the weak and the dispossessed, and one party wants to take away that health insurance and give tax breaks to rich people. You tell me: which side would Jesus fall on that argument?" - Reza Aslan

"Luxury... corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness." - Henri Rousseau

"Feed the poor and get rich or feed the rich and get poor." - Colonel Sanders

"Luxury... corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"In poor countries, the rich and powerful crush the poor and powerless." - Adam Davidson

"Our churches should attract the people Jesus attracted and frustrate the people Jesus frustrated." - Shane Claiborne

"Jesus teaches us to put the needs of the poor ahead of our own, our needs, even if legitimate, will never be so urgent as those of the poor, who lack the necessities of life," - Pope Francis

"The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another." - Sojourner Truth

"If we take the poor away from the Gospel, we won't be able to understand the whole message of Jesus Christ." - Pope Francis

"Pray for me that I not loosen my grip on the hands of Jesus even under the guise of ministering to the poor." - Mother Teresa

"Jesus never called the poor 'lazy,' fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes or asked a leper for a copay." - John Fugelsang

"My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor." - Vivienne Westwood

"No touching Baby Jesus." "But we're his parents!" proclaimed Mary Beth, who was being generous to include poor Joseph under this appellation. "Mary Beth," Barb Wiggin said, "if you touch the Baby Jesus, I'm putting you in a cow costume." - John Irving

"If we all gave all our goods to the poor, the church would fall apart. If we all hated our father and mother, as Jesus told us to, there'd be an end of the church's emphasis on the family as being the one important thing holding the whole society together. There are all sorts of ways in which the church's teachings contradict directly what Jesus says in the Gospel." - Philip Pullman

"We do need to be born again, since Jesus said that to a guy named Nicodemus. But if you tell me I have to be born again to enter the Kingdom of God, I can tell you that you have to sell everything you have and give it to the poor, because Jesus said that to one guy, too. But I guess that's why God invented highlighers, so we can highlight the parts we like and ignore the rest." - Shane Claiborne

"Churches become poor if they become rich and care not for the poor." - Lester Roloff

"Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they're still poor." - Charles Barkley

"Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor." - Pope Francis

"As in mysterious and transcendent union the Divine takes into itself the human in the person of Jesus, and eternity is blended with time; we, trusting Him, and yielding our hearts to Him, receive into our poor lives an incorruptible seed, and for us the soul-satisfying realities that abide forever mingle with and are reached through the shadows that pass away." - Alexander MacLaren

"Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world. Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor." - Mother Teresa

"For Paul 'righteousness' and 'justice' are the same word, as they were in Hebrew. Paul clearly believes that helping the poor is a central and ongoing part of Christian commitment, precisely because in Jesus Christ God has unveiled and launched his plan for the rescue, redemption and renewal of the whole creation. Justification and justice go very closely together." - N T Wright

"There is but one love of Jesus, as there is but one person in the poor - Jesus. We take vows of chastity to love Christ with undivided love; to be able to love him with undivided love we take a vow of poverty which frees us from all material possessions, and with that freedom we can love him with undivided love, and from this vow of undivided love we surrender ourselves totally to him in the person who takes his place." - Mother Teresa

"Now whether you like it or not, whether you want to admit it or not, whether you want to operate on it or not, you are made the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. Most people who go to denominational churches never ever hear that! They never hear it! Never! All I was ever taught to say was, 'I'm a poor, miserable sinner.' I am not poor, I am not miserable and I am not a sinner. That is a lie from the pit of hell. That is what I was and if I still am then Jesus died in vain. Amen?" - Joyce Meyer

"The death of Jesus was the opening and the emptying of the full heart of God; it was the outgushing of that ocean of infinite mercy that heaved and panted and longed for an outlet; it was God showing how he could love a poor, guilty sinner." - Octavius Winslow

"Every living soul among the Latter-day Saints that fasts two meals once a month will be benefited spiritually and be built up in the faith of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ - benefited spiritually in a wonderful way - and sufficient means will be in the hands of the bishops to take care of all the poor." - Heber J Grant

"Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius." - Albert Pike

"Jesus came from heaven down to earth. He left all grandeur behind Him, He passed by palaces and thrones-to be born in a manger! He was born lowly, that He might raise men up to God. The poor have a friend in Jesus. If no one else loves them, He loves them. He came to give them liberty, to proclaim to them the gospel of God's grace." - Dwight L Moody

"Every time I hear anyone speak of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or of the Blessed Sacrament I feel an indescribable joy. It is as if a wave of precious memories, sweet affections and joyful hopes swept over my poor person, making me tremble with happiness and filling my soul with tenderness. These are loving appeals from Jesus who wants me wholeheartedly there, at the source of all goodness, his Sacred Heart, throbbing mysteriously behind the Eucharistic veils... I love to repeat today 'Sweet Heart of my Jesus, make me love You more and more.'" - Pope John Xxiii

"Jesus is the politics of the new age; He is about the establishment of a kingdom; He is the one who has created a new time that gives us the time not only to care for the poor but to be poor. Jesus is the one who makes it possible to be nonviolent in a violent world." - Stanley Hauerwas

"Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor." - Mother Teresa

"Jesus refers to the poor over and over again. There are 2,000 verses of Scripture that call upon us to respond to the needs of the poor. And yet, I find that when Christians talked about values in this last election that was not on the agenda, that was not a concern. If you were to get the voter guide of the Christian Coalition, that does not rate. They talk more about tax cuts for people who are wealthy than they do about helping poor people who are in desperate straits." - Tony Campolo

"It isn't the rich people's fault that poor people are poor. Poor people who get an education and work hard in this country will stop being poor. That should be the goal for all poor people everywhere." - Ben Stein

"The whole point of the kingdom of God is Jesus has come to bear witness to the true truth, which is nonviolent. When God wants to take charge of the world, he doesn't send in the tanks. He sends in the poor and the meek." - N T Wright

"Jesus came for the least, the lost, and the last." - Marilyn Hickey

"There is nothing more pleasing to God, than to see a soul who patiently and serenely bears whatever crosses it is sent; this is how love is made, by putting lover and loved one on the same level. . . A soul who loves Jesus Christ desires to be treated the way Christ was treated-desires to be poor, despised and humiliated." - Alphonsus Liguori

"When I was 13, I did become a Christian. And so it was when I was 13, that I thought... I just... I really saw a good example in Jesus and how he was just so... such a tremendous radical love and service of the poor. I just thought, 'Man, why can't we all do the same?'" - Hugh Evans

"There's a belief that you're supposed to be poor, and suffering, and show your humility. I just don't see the Bible that way. I see that God came and Jesus died so that we might live an abundant life and be a blessing to others." - Joel Osteen

"Jesus teaches the redistribution of wealth - as long as the transfer is voluntary. But he is adamantly opposed to the involuntary redistribution of wealth, because that violates the moral law of God and is profoundly wrong. His words to take care of the poor are not addressed to government, they are addressed to us." - Bryan Fischer

"Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience." - Will Adams

"Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience." - William Adams

"We can worship Christ in our sanctuaries and we can pray to God on our knees, but how we treat - or neglect - the person next door, the poor, every human being, this is how we truly speak to Christ and this is how we really treat Jesus." - Ann Voskamp

"Poor Fred - he's actually working on a typo, and somebody ought to tell him. Twice in the New Testament Jesus withered fig trees, Isaiah withered a fig tree, and there's another place in the Old Testament - I think it-s in Psalms - where a fig tree was withered. God hates figs, not fags!" - Thom Hartmann

"With so much effort being poured into church growth, so much press being given to the benefits of faith, and so much flexing of religious muscle in the public square, the poor in spirit have no one but Jesus to call them blessed anymore." - Barbara Brown Taylor

"Materialism blinds us to our spiritual poverty. Jesus rebuked the Laodicean Christians because although they were materially wealthy, they were desperately poor in the things of God . Puritan Richard Baxter said, "When men prosper in the world, their minds are lifted up with their estates, and they can hardly believe that they are so ill, while they feel themselves so well."" - Randy Alcorn

"Once in royal David's city Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a Mother laid her Baby In a manger for His bed: Mary was that Mother mild Jesus Christ her little Child . . . With the poor, and mean, and lowly, Lived on earth our Savior Holy." - Cecil Frances Alexander

"One of those poor fellows that had become a Christian was badgered by his companions; and one of them said, How do you know that Jesus Christ has forgiven your sins? The man turned at once and said, How do you know when you have got sugar in your tea?" - John Bartholomew Gough

"Yes, my dear children, everything is good and precious in God's sight when we act from the motives of religion and of charity because Jesus Christ tells us that a glass of water would not go unrewarded. You see, therefore, my children, that although we may be quite poor, we can still easily give alms." - John Vianney

"One of those poor fellows that had become a Christian was badgered by his companions; and one of them said, "How do you know that Jesus Christ has forgiven your sins? " The man turned at once and said, "How do you know when you have got sugar in your tea?" - John Bartholomew Gough

"The Church will always be renewed when our attention shifts from ourselves to those who need our care. The blessing of Jesus always comes to us through the poor. The most remarkable experience of those who work with the poor is that, in the end, the poor give more than they receive. They give food to us." - Henri Nouwen

"The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity-hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory-because at the Father's will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross." - J I Packer

"Are we silent to Jesus? Think! Have you nothing to ask Him? Nothing to thank Him for? Nothing to praise Him for? Nothing to confess? Oh, poor soul, go back to Bethlehem - to Gethsemane, to Calvary, and remember at what a cost the vail before the Holies was rent in twain that thou mightest enter it." - Anna Shipton

"Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Nobody would watch Lifestyles of the Poor and the Unknown." - Robin Leach

"Necessity reforms the poor, and satiety reforms the rich." - Tacitus

"The rich get richer and the poor get - children." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"The rich get richer and the poor get poorer." - Proverbs

"One law for the rich and another for the poor." - Proverbs

"The future of history belongs to the poor and exploited." - Gustavo Gutierrez

"Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law." - Oliver Goldsmith

"The gap between the rich and poor is widening fast." - Richard Rogers

"Jesus was himself the one convincing and permanent miracle." - Ian Maclaren

"The visible heavens and earth sympathize with Jesus." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Jesus was and is the enemy of dead religion." - Eric Metaxas

"The time of Jesus and grace has come." - Joseph Prince

"Live like Jesus did, and the world will listen." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?" - Mike Huckabee

"The Lord Jesus Christ is our partner, helper and advocate." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"Jesus moved in a very poor world. People were seeking their own solutions. Many were helped - not that Jesus was helping - they were helped. And Jesus says again and again: "It is your faith that has healed you." When you have faith, compassion can pour into you. When you have faith, you are open to compassion." - Rajneesh

"Jesus, take the wheel." - Carrie Underwood

"Riches seem to come to the poor in spirit, the poor in interest and joy. To put it straight - the very rich are a poor bunch of bastards" - John Steinbeck

"In the poor and outcast we see Christ's face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ." - Pope Francis

"In the poor and outcast we see Christ's face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ." - Pope Francis

"Poverty is a crime and the poor are terrorists" - Arundhati Roy

"To be mundane and poor is the curse of life!" - Oprah Winfrey

"Most jury trials are contests between the rich and poor." - Clarence Darrow

"Jesus himself, and most of the message of the Gospels, is a message of service to the poor, a critique of the rich and the powerful, and a pacifist doctrine. And it remained that way, that's what Christianity was up... until Constantine. :Constantine shifted it so the cross, which was the symbol of persecution of somebody working for the poor, was put on the shield of the Roman Empire. It became the symbol for violence and oppression, and that's pretty much what the church has been until the present." - Noam Chomsky

"The poor sleep little." - Thomas Otway

"Lord Jesus, receive my spirit . . . I see the heavens open and Jesus standing at the right hand of God." - Thomas Cranmer

"The Blood of Jesus washes away our past and the Name of Jesus opens up our future." - Jesse Duplantis

"Always, it is the poor people who pay. And always, it is the poor people's women who pay the most." - David Mitchell

"My only aim is the welfare of the poor of my country and the poor of states like Uttar Pradesh." - Narendra Modi

"A government is one that thinks and hears the voice of the poor. A government must live for the poor." - Narendra Modi

"You can't meet Jesus and not change. If you haven't changed, you haven't met the real Jesus." - Mark Driscoll

"What I love about the ministry of Jesus is that he identified the poor as blessed and the rich as needy...and then he went and ministered to them both. This, I think, is the difference between charity and justice. Justice means moving beyond the dichotomy between those who need and those who supply and confronting the frightening and beautiful reality that we desperately need one another." - Rachel Held Evans

"Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition." - A. A. Gill

"The rich should be less rich, and the poor should be less poor. We have to close this gap." - Arnon Milchan

"Humanity looks upon Jesus the Nazarene as a poor-born Who suffered misery and humiliation with all of the weak. And He is pitied, for Humanity believes He was crucified painfully. . . . And all that Humanity offers to Him is crying and wailing and lamentation. For centuries Humanity has been worshiping weakness in the person of the Savior. The Nazarene was not weak! He was strong and is strong! But the people refuse to heed the true meaning of strength." - Khalil Gibran

"Who is Jesus to me? Jesus is the Word made Flesh. Jesus is the Bread of Life. Jesus is the Victim offered for our sins on the cross. Jesus is the sacrifice offered at holy Mass for the sins of the world and for mine. Jesus is the Word - to be spoken. Jesus is the Truth - to be told. Jesus is the Way - to be walked. Jesus is the Light - to be lit. Jesus is the Life - to be lived. Jesus is the Love - to be loved" - Mother Teresa

"Socially, I never belonged to any class, rich or poor. To the rich I was poor, and to the poor I was poor pretending to be like the rich." - John O'Hara

"Socially I never belonged to any class, rich or poor. To the rich I was poor, and to the poor I was poor pretending to be like the rich." - John O'Hara

"There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck." - Jeanpaul Sartre

"We were poor. we were so poor, in my neighborhood the rainbow was in black-and-white." - Rodney Dangerfield

"In a system of free trade and free markets poor countries - and poor people - are not poor because others are rich. Indeed, if others became less rich the poor would in all probability become still poorer." - Margaret Thatcher

"If this understanding of the good news of Jesus prevailed among Christians, the belief that Jesus's message is about how to get somewhere else, you could possibly end up with a world in which millions of people were starving, thirsty, and poor; the earth was being exploited and polluted; disease and despair were everywhere; and Christians weren't known for doing much about it. If it got bad enough, you might even have people rejecting Jesus because of how his followers lived. That would be tragic." - Rob Bell

"If this understanding of the good news of Jesus prevailed among Christians, the belief that Jesus's message is about how to get somewhere else, you could possibly end up with a world in which millions of people were starving, thirsty, and poor; the earth was being exploited and polluted; disease and despair were everywhere; and Christians were' known for doing much about it. If it got bad enough, you might even have people rejecting Jesus because of how his followers lived. That would be tragic." - Rob Bell

"We have close to us as much as Joseph had at Nazareth; we have our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, but our poor eyes fail to see Him. Let us once become interior souls and we shall immediately see. In no better way can we enter into the Heart of our Lord than through Saint Joseph. Jesus and Mary are eager to pay the debts which they owe him for his devoted care of them, and their greatest pleasure is to fulfill his least desire. Let him, then, lead you by hand into the interior sanctuary of Jesus Eucharistic." - Peter Julian Eymard

"O Mary Mother of Mercy and Refuge of Sinners! We beseech thee to look with pitying eyes on poor heretics and schismatics. Do thou, who art the Seat of Wisdom, enlighten the minds wretchedly enfolded in the darkness of ignorance and sin, that they may clearly recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found." - Pope Pius XII

"Jesus tells us what the 'protocol' is, on which we will be judged. It is the one we read in chapter 25 of Matthew's Gospel: I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was in prison, I was sick, I was naked and you helped me, clothed me, visited me, took care of me. Whenever we do this to one of our brothers, we do this to Jesus. Caring for our neighbor; for those who are poor, who suffer in body and in soul, for those who are in need. This is the touchstone." - Pope Francis

"Poverty calls us to sow hope.... Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, in the one who is sick, in those unjust social structures." - Pope Francis

"Jesus announced which will be the criteria of the final judgment of our lives: we will be judged according to love.We will be judged according to the poor of spirit or money." - Mother Teresa

"People say to me. 'What about the rich?' They need Jesus too.' Well, that's fine if you're called to them, but we're called to the poor. The rich can look after themselves." - Jackie Pullinger

"Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God." - Mother Teresa

"The American Dream is individualistic. Martin Luther King's dream was collective. The American Dream says, "I can engage in upward mobility and live the good life." King's dream was fundamentally Christian. His commitment to radical love had everything to do with his commitment to Jesus of Nazareth, and his dream had everything to do with community, with a "we" consciousness that included poor and working people around the world, not just black people." - Cornel West



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