Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: POVERTY EVANGELICAL, 07-30-14
Posted on 07/30/2014 9:09:44 AM PDT by Salvation
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A Christian counsel by which a person voluntarily renounces all or part of his right to the ownership of material things.
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16 And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.
17 And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men."
18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zeb'edee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.
20 And immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb'edee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.
18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him.
21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zeb'edee and John his brother, in the boat with Zeb'edee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.
22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.
I have a feeling this entry should be, “Poverty, Evangelical”!
Good examples from the Gospels.
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I see very little virtue to poverty.
The more poverty we have, the higher our taxes, the bigger our government, the greater dependence people have on government.
The work ethic is more of a virtue as far as I am concerned.
**The more poverty we have, the higher our taxes, the bigger our government, the greater dependence people have on government.**
This may be true today, and it probably was for the rich in the time of Jesus.
But this poverty is speaking to answering a call to following Jesus in a religious vocation. Please read it again. Then read the examples posted.
I guess it is how you define poverty.
Even priests, bishops, cardinals, monks, nuns, and other clergy members, and Church employees are provided with food, shelter, paychecks, healthcare, and retirement benefits.
Thank you for the scripture . I am blessed to have found The Lord and I am here to serve him.
It is not the case that all Catholic clergy, nuns, monks, et cetera take vows of poverty. Only some orders require that.
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