Helping one’s neighbor requires sacrifice ‘so that we all might thrive’

Messages in Scripture about giving to the poor go back as early as Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and, of course, to the life of Christ, said Mike Rios-Keating, social justice education manager at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. “We do get a sense of ‘who is the poor?’ and ‘what does it mean to give of ourselves?’” he said.

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