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“The Poor You Will Always Have:” It’s Not A Prediction!

If I hear one more person take the phrase “The poor you will always have with you” out of context (almost always as an excuse to avoid asking the hard questions about poverty), I may have to scream. I have heard this statement used countless times as Jesus’ prediction of the state of the world. The poor will always and forever be here, so don’t worry about trying to eliminate poverty. It’s clearly God’s will.  Jesus said so. NO, HE DIDN’T!!!!! Please, read the entire sentence. What Jesus in Matthew 26: 11 said is, “The …

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