Jesus isn’t pitting himself against poor people. He’s one of them.
by Liz Theoharis
The Christian Century
April 17, 2017
A full understanding of what Jesus meant by “the poor you will always have with you” (Matt. 26:11) requires familiarity with Deuteronomy.
Deuteronomy is the Old Testament book most cited in the New Testament. It is the bridge that connects covenantal law, shalom justice, alternative power systems, and economic rights from the Torah through the New Testament.