What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?God, Theology
Contributed by: Canadian Poverty Institute
Pope Francis has called for a “Church that is poor and for the poor.” It seems that Francis is inviting us to risk being vulnerable so we can realize more fully our common connection to all humanity as “children of God.”
The reality of poverty has challenged the moral convictions of humanity throughout history. How are Christians called to respond to poverty? More importantly, how do we respond to children, parents, or grandparents who suffer the effects of poverty? We might ignore these realities; blame a political ideology; volunteer or enter a career to provide services; or actively support or work towards systemic solutions.