He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quote of the Day

This was a very interesting quote. What do you think?

"People often ask, 'Were you called to minister to the poor'? We are all called to minister to the poor. Such a ministry is the logical obedience of any disciple imitating the attitudes, character and teaching of Jesus. He commands everyone to renounce all (Luke 14:33) , to give to the poor and live simply. But we would need a special call to minister primarily to the rich and middle-class, for the focus of Christian ministry is 'good news to the poor'. Not all, however, are called to a life of identification with the poor by living among them!"

"My message to the middle class could be summed up by the following five slogans: Earn much, Consume little,Hoard nothing, Give generously, Celebrate life."
-Viv Grigg
Compassion to the Poor

Luke 12:32-34- "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.