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Poverty as an ideology

By on June 10, 2020

“Let’s think of that moment when a woman washed the feet of Jesus with the nard, so expensive: it is a religious moment, a moment of gratitude, a moment of love. And he [Judas] stands apart with bitter criticism: ‘But this could have been used for the poor!’ This is the first reference that I have found, in the Gospel, to poverty as an ideology. The ideologue does not know what love is, because he doesn’t know how to give himself.”
― Pope Francis, Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday

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