Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that?
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(02-03-2012, 01:53 PM)rbjmartin Wrote: [
Conversely, Jesus Christ did teach us that it is our duty, in charity, to love our neighbors and even our enemies. This entails assisting with their survival. This could be almsgiving, but sometimes this doesn't necessarily mean outright gifts of money, food, or clothing, but rather teaching them the skills and values needed to assist themselves. Our Lord's imperatives were directed at the heart of man, not at the state. They are for the individual to consider. The individual must make the decision to respond.  [b]It is by such choices that man's love is tested. We remove the opportunity to practice charity and build a society of love when we delegate the care of neighbor to the coercive power of the state.[/size]

[size=10pt]THIS. God Bless You, RBJ.
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Re: Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that? - by JoniCath - 02-04-2012, 02:55 PM



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