Just a Thought Re: Luke 7:22

I noticed an interesting incongruity in the last item in Luke 7:22 when Jesus lists the things people have witnessed him do.

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.” — Luke 7:22

Maybe it means poor in spirit and not in terms of economic situation. Still, it’s interesting to note I don’t think Jesus ever miraculously gave people money (besides one coin in a fish).

Also interesting, because all those other maladies Jesus fixed are not ones we (for the most part) can do anything about, but we can make someone not poor by giving them money.

And we can also preach the gospel.

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