for you will always have the poor with you…
Recently I was asked if I truly believed that global poverty could ever be “fixed”. The question was accompanied by a reference to Mark 14:7—“For you always have the poor with you…”
Have you ever wondered what Jesus might have meant in Mark 14:7? Was he saying that we should not bother helping the poor, since the problem of poverty will never end? Perhaps he was saying personal acts of devotion were superior to helping the poor?
Check out my latest article from TEAR’s Target Magazine, entitled “For you will always have the poor with you…“, for my perspective on this often misunderstood passage of Scripture.
Posted on August 18, 2011, in Advocacy, Biblical Studies, Mission, New Testament and tagged Mark 14:7, Poverty, Target Magazine, TEAR, TEAR Australia, You will always have the poor with you. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.