In spite of living in a wealthy country, we are confronted daily with poverty: on our way to work, in our cities, and through the media that confronts us with worldwide inequality. Circumstances can make it tough to get out of poverty, such as finding a job after a time in prison, or if someone is affected by mental illness. Pope Francis speaks about it clearly: “Blessed are the poor” means for him that Christians should prefer the poor. How can we, personally and together as a community, alleviate poverty? Some people share how they try to help, but also realize that most of all, people need relationships.
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At the Mustard Seed, groups from different faith traditions work together to help the poor