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From the Fall 2014 issue of Knowing & Doing:  

Urban Plunge Reflections:
What about the Poor in Our Own Backyard?

by Fred J. Clark
C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow

 
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34 “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. 35 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, 36 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.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’”



Notes
1. Ron Sider, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, 5th ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2005), 62.

Fred J. Clark currently serves as Of Counsel to Cornerstone Government Affairs while he navigates the transition “from success to significance” in his work and ministry lives.  He is a native Californian with a B.S. in Agriculture Business Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  He moved to Washington, D.C. in 1983, earned a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and served as a staff member in the House of Representatives for eleven years.  Since then, he has represented clients before the Congress and Executive Branch with a focus on agriculture, food, finance, and trade matters.  With his wife Rika he is an active member of McLean Bible Church, where they lead discipleship Bible study. They are proud sponsors of “Compassion kids” on three continents, and active supporters of several other domestic and international Christian ministries.

 
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