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why was jesus born into a poor family

Why was Jesus Born into a Poor Family?

The scripture that we heard read today is the one that is traditionally read in church on New Year’s Day. It is a challenging teaching to consider as we begin the new year. The people of the earth are standing before the king to face the final judgment, and the judgment they receive is based on how they cared for the poor and needy. One of the things that I get asked from time to time is what I believe about heaven and hell. Underlying that question is the one that is often not explicitly voiced: “How will I be judged?” Or how will my loved one be judged? Am I a sheep or a goat? Where will I spend eternity? (Matthew 25:31-45)