The Quartet of the Vulnerables
The next two weeks, the whole Victory Metro Manila churches will be talking about compassion to the poor. Our church has made deliberate efforts to help our brothers and sisters who are living in poverty. For the past years, we have seen growth in the number of scholars being empowered to live their dreams, leaders from church who formed foundations and organizations to help the poor and the whole Victory movement responding collectively every time there is a national calamity from typhoons, floods and the like.
Why do we help the poor and have compassion ministries?
When God was introduced in the Bible – here was the introduction:
Psalm 68:4-5 4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord. 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Deuteronomy 10:17-18 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
God, the king of Kings identifies with the poor and the powerless. The question we need to answer is this: Does the church reflect the nature of God to administer justice and extend mercy and help to the poor. It is a challenge that we as a local church need to act upon. We cannot remain distanced to the plight of our city. The church is called the light. We have the gospel but the only way for the poor to receive the gospel is for us to live out the gospel to them.
Right Start foundation, started by people from Victory Greenhills to help the poor kids in San Juan city.