Portals to God

Destitution grinds people down. Sadly, we tend to think of the homeless as social nuisances. Jesus had a different point of view and suggested that the poor are portals to God. According to Christ, the poor are a profound, redeeming revelation of God’s presence and grace. But our culture tends to separate us from the poor who live out of sight in hidden pockets of despair and want. We are blinded to the needs of the poor by our own desire for property, comfort, and acquiring more material goods for ourselves. At its root, there is only one reason for the existence of poverty: selfishness, which is a manifestation of a lack of authentic love.

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1 Response to “Portals to God”


  1. 1 aliceny January 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you, Gerry. Straight talk wins every time. Nothing like the reality of the power of truth – the kind that hits us where we live!


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