Quotes on Feeding the Poor

Quotes on Feeding the Poor
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“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 took me in; I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me...I tell you whenever you do these things for the least important of these followers of mine, you did it for me.” - Jesus: Matthew 25:35-40


"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."  - Martin Luther King Jr.


"I want you to share your bread with the hungry, open your homes to the homeless poor, remove the yoke of injustice and let the oppressed go free."   - Isaiah 58


"It is not enough to be compassionate; you must act." - the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Cyatso, 1992


"Hunger is isolating; it may not and cannot be experienced vicariously. He who never felt hunger can never know its real effects, both tangible and intangible. Hunger defies imagination; it even defies memory. Hunger is felt only in the present."  - Elie Wiesel


"Let him never turn away (a stranger) from his house, that is the rule. Therefore a man should by all means acquire much food, for (good) people say (to the stranger): 'There is food ready for him.' " - Hindu, Taittiriyaka Upanishad, 3rd Valli, 10th Anuvaka:I


“Lord, to those who hunger, give bread. And to those who have bread, give the hunger for justice.” - Latin American prayer


"Whatever you bestow in charity must go to parents and to kinsfolk, to the orphans and to the destitute and to the traveller in need." - Islam, Koran, The Cow 2:215


"The generous man is blessed. For he gives of his bread to the poor."-- Old Testament, Proverbs 22:9

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