What Our Readers Say:
About - What did Jesus Really Teach?
In the very first beatitude of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew’s gospel quotes Jesus as saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”
Luke’s gospel quotes Jesus as saying more simply: “Blessed are the poor.”
What did Jesus really teach? That’s been the subject of our current survey.
Based on initial responses, a majority indicate that Matthew and Luke’s version appear to mean different things - though possibly Jesus is being mis-quoted in one of the gospels. And respondents to date tend to lean in the direction of “poor in spirit” as the most appropriate interpretation.
To see a summary responses to date, check out our current blog on:
Blessed are the poor … or poor in spirit
For the time being, we are leaving the survey open for added input - your input. Just four questions. Tell us what you think (anonymously), simply by clicking on:
Our survey - Jesus and the poor.
Added results may be posted on this website we receive added meaningful responses.
“If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions
and give the money to the poor.”
- Matthew 19:21
“For you will always have the poor with you,
but you will not always have me!”
- Matthew 26:11
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