Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Blessed are the Poor.
I'm off to an event called Bridges Out of Poverty today, a community gathering with a specific program used across North America. It is not sponsored by a faith community but several of us who are involved with Inn from the Cold and Thank God it's Friday will be there. Bridge St UC has named it's food ministries as one of five key ministry focuses (foci) so this is certainly connected.
Apparently 130 people are registered, which is very encouraging. I spoke about issues of poverty on Sunday because it is a gospel imperative and Jesus spoke about our response to the marginalized more than virtually anything else. In Luke's gospel the Jesus saying corresponding to the Sermon on the Mount's "blessed are the poor in spirit" is "blessed are the poor" plain and simple.
I will let you know the outcome!