Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that?
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(02-02-2012, 05:41 PM)cgraye Wrote: It seems easy to say that we do, but not so easy to quantify it.  Our other duties are rather clear - attend Mass on Sunday, etc.  But this is harder to pin down.  My actual point is a followup question, but I'd like a few responses to this before I get to that.

The Fisheaters blog has a post on this very issue!

http://blog.fisheaters.com/uncategorized...-of-mercy/

I think it covers all I would have to say here and more.

The key is that we are bound to the virtue of Charity because we are Christian. How this virtue influences are interactions is through acts of mercy, which is more than just material aid. We will always have the poor, but Eternal Salvation is singularly of the highest importance for every individual.

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Re: Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that? - by Historian - 02-02-2012, 06:08 PM



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