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Who are the poor? has four distinct elements:

Economic poverty – lacking teh material means to support themselves to live viably within our society.

Relational poverty – lacking a family or community support network to which they can turn in troubled times (Family breakdown is a key issue here)

Aspirational poverty – lacking hope or capcity to extricate themseleves from the situation they are in.

Spiritual poverty – not knowing the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father (Eph 1:17)

Martin Charlesworth

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From the book "The Myth Of The Undeserving Poor - A Christian Response to Poverty in Britain Today"

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