Jesus and Our Stuff (part five)
Christians have an obligation toward the poor. Caring for the less fortunate helps keep our eyes off of ourselves. It reminds us that all people are created equally in God's image and after His likeness with inherent dignity. It increases our gratitude for what we've been given. It tests our dependence on our stuff. It reminds us that God's economy is different from ours and this world is not our home. We may debate about how exactly we're to fulfill our obligation toward the poor, but we cannot deny our devout duty.