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You will always have the poor

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

Jesus’ tells Judas that in this case it is better to save the fragrant oil for his burial. Jesus was not negating the value and necessity of alms giving. Jesus’ other statement to Judas of “The poor you always have with you”, on its surface, might seem cynical or uncaring. But, that would not fit with the rest of Jesus‘ manifest concern for the poor, the oppressed and those at the margins of society. Jesus is quoting from Deuteronomy and is reflecting a reality. Even if everyone started out even in life, sooner or later some will end up with more and others with less, much less. Chance, disaster, ill health, environmental changes, laziness, cheating, bad decisions- all will produce disparities.

A Few Minutes to Pray

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016

Holy Saturday can become one of the busiest days of the year, especially for those preparing for church...