From the March/April, 2018 issue of Touchstone
The Gifts of the Poor by S. M. Hutchens

Mortal Remains

The Gifts of the Poor

by S. M. Hutchens

It does not matter whether the Lord said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” or more simply, “Blessed are you poor,” for they mean the same thing. Poverty and wealth are, even in this world, states of the soul, of which material wealth is the necessary but separable symbol. He gives hard words, the very opposite of beatitudes, to those who think themselves wealthy but are instead “wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked,” and he says to the blessed, “I know your tribulation and your poverty—but you are rich.”

Given this direct teaching of the Lord, to which many Scriptures bear witness, it is a particularly irresponsible mistake for those who are accounted to be Christians, and . . .


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