“For the poor you will always have with you in the land”

In Matthew 26:11 Jesus said “The poor you will always have with you…” when his followers criticized him for allowing a woman to anoint his feet with expensive oil. Their argument was that the oil could have been sold and the money given to the poor. The meaning of this act is not the subject of this essay. But rather what others have taken those words Jesus spoke to mean. I have often had fellow […]