“...for the poor you have with you always...”
“The poor you will always have with you”... is what Jesus said.
When Jesus was anointed for His death … the poor became an issue.
They were raised up like an idol … before a Caring Holy God
Still appearing today in grief … drying eyes because of misuse.
Emotions run very deep … but that is not caring or empathy
Compassion surely knows … “that all things work together for good”.
To bring closer to Holiness … the ones who believe and trust Him
“and are called according to His purpose” … not well understood.
So the poor can’t be an idol … but possibly are His purpose
To show the world solemnly … what depravity can do
That the greed of many … can keep food out of the mouth of others
And this is so infectious … that it spreads faster than the flu.