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The Poor You Always Have With You…

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During the ministry of Jesus, one of his followers, who mishandled the group funds, criticized Mary who had poured out perfume worth a year’s wages on the feet of Jesus. Judas expressed his great ‘concern’ about such waste, probably frustrated that he would miss an opportunity to personally ‘access’ the funds.

Jesus rebuked the concern of Judas with these words, ‘Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.’ (John 12:7,8)

By the time we reach Acts 3, Jesus has returned to his Father, and his followers encounter another poor person–a lame beggar who was carried daily to the gate of the temple to ask for alms (charity).

‘Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at…

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