The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.
- Luke 4:18
If Jesus had had a slogan for His ministry, this would be it. This is the rallying cry that lies at the heart of His message. The poor, those cast aside in His world as clearly sinners in need of repentance, are here claimed by Him as worthy of hearing the good news that is His gospel. They are not to be left out.
Does this declaration make any claims upon me?