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‘The Poor Will Always Be With Us’ Is Jesus’ Indictment of the Rich. Not the Poor.
“But there’s also, you know, in the Scripture, tells us in 2 Thessalonians chapter 3:10 he says, uh, ‘For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: if a man will not work, he shall not eat.’ And then he goes on to say ‘We hear that some among you are idle’ … I think it’s a reasonable expectation that we have work requirements.” —Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.), March 28, 2017
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New Year’s 2018: Resolving to Stand Up to Caesar
Like January 7, 2018, fifty years ago today — January 7, 1968 — was a Sunday. And Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He asked the congregation, “What are your New Year’s resolutions?” Dr. King called on his listeners to resolve to resist evil in the world, to say no to Caesar, to end war and to transform economies that value any one life more than any other. We must do the same fifty years later.