You may have noticed the banner for one.org we have in the corner of our blog. The reason for this is we are supportive of the mission of ONE. They exist to try and make poverty history. I believe Jesus spoke to His followers concerning poverty as well when he said this in one of his many parables:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'”
This is just one of many times whether in words or actions Jesus addresses poverty. Because the One Campaign is active in carrying out the heart of Jesus concerning poverty, we want to make your partnership with them available. The One Campaign has representatives spanning from Pat Robertson to Jamie Foxx to Jars of Clay to Bill Gates to Rick Warren. So check it out and make an educated decision from your heart and mind whether this is for you.
I also ask you to consider checking out this opportunity to allow your voice to be heard at your state senator’s office. I actually did this today and it took all of four minutes to transpire.