Many are grateful for Pope Francis this Thanksgiving. (And not just Catholics!) You see, Pope Francis reminds all Christians to follow the teachings of Jesus.
Now, the Lord’s path has many branching trails… including one that takes you right by the issue of global economic inequality. Here’s what Pope Francis, great explorer of Path & Trails, is saying about unfettered capitalism:
Pope Francis Goes Off on Capitalism
The Pope likes to talk about important things, like economic justice.
You also might like to read The Guardian article by Heidi Moore, “Pope Francis Understands Economics Better than Most Politicians”
Compassion & Caring for the Poor
Jesus had a bit to say about the poor and wealthy. One: The poor are beloved by God. Two: It’s hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. Three: God loves both the rich and poor.
How can everybody be blessed in this earthly realm? …and the Heavenly realm? There’s a win/win strategy. Here’s how it goes:
Matthew 25:35-40, (from The Living Bible)
35 For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me into your homes; 36 naked and you clothed me; sick and in prison, and you visited me.’
37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Sir, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you anything to drink? 38 Or a stranger, and help you? Or naked, and clothe you? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’
40 “And I, the King, will tell them, ‘When you did it to these my brothers, you were doing it to me!’
To read more of the scripture, type in “Matthew 25” at BibleGateway.com