Love The Poor

Poverty hurts and the Way of Love calls us to go to where the pain is, to do what we can, and not harden our hearts. The backbone of our community efforts to serve the poor is the Social Safety Net and is supplemented by charity, and private non-profit programs. We are learning how the Safety Net works, playing a role in it with our food pantry, doing short-term acts of charity, and also learning how systemic economic changes can be made.

1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

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For the Poor and the Neglected
Most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: in America and in the undeveloped countries too; those living on city streets or in slums, and those destitute out in the countryside. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their grinding poverty into hope. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who was poor and who loved those who had little, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen