Why All Christians Must Care for the Poor

“…only they would have us remember the poor, which very thing I was eager to do.” – Galatians 2:10

This verse from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians may be one of the most important verses when it comes to our care for the poor, but unfortunately it’s often forgotten. In this verse, God is not only instructing us how we as Christians should approach the poor, but is also revealing a part of his heart to us. Question is, how do we incorporate this verse into our lives?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary explains why all Christians must care for the poor.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.