We are now at the Advent Season, where Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as Savior. During this special time, Christians proclaim the “Good News” that was shared about Jesus in the Biblical Scripture. Often verses are quoted on holiday cards sent to friends and family far and wide.
Let us mediate on one of the verses we often hear at this time about Jesus’ mission in coming to the earth. It’s Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free…”
Are not people of faith who often talk about “Jesus being the reason for the season” then called to assist Christ in His proclaimed mission?
Who are the poor? More than likely many are single parent family heads working at near minimum wage with little or no benefits struggling to provide basic food, clothing and shelter for their families.
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