VIDEO: Jesus' View of Poverty: Is the Right Clueless?

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Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough's comment came during an interview with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West about politics, Occupy Wall Street and recent comments made by the Rev. Robert Jeffress about Mormonism. From Mediaite:

I don't usually do this but I am going to do it now because it seems that Christianity is constantly being thrown into primary debates. It happened again this past weekend. How fascinating that, despite the fact that many on the right have brought religion up over the past 30, 40 years, they somehow missed the core of Jesus' message?


Jesus was asked by his disciples, who is getting to heaven? How do we sit on the right hand of the father? This is what Jesus Christ said. By the way, Pastor Jeffress, if you open your Bible to Matthew, it is in red letters. That means Jesus said it. Then, the King will say to those on the right, come you who are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance. For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.

And that was not Jesus talking about some side issue, some side board to his ministry. That was Jesus talking about, when asked, what His ministry was about. It was about taking care of the poor. We don't see that from the very people who wave their bibles around the most.


Read more at Mediaite.

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