In today’s world the poor always get the lowest type of treatment given to people, the rich, famous, and powerful are the ones who get the best hospitality everywhere they go. People have no problem sacrificing for a politician but they don’t even mind what happens to the homeless. It is this type of behaviour that makes God to judge us according to how we treat the least, because the treatment that we give the great is usually born out of selfishness, we treat them well because we are looking at getting favours from them and we don’t care about the least because of our pride since we think we have nothing to lose or gain.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?(1 John 4:20).
God knows that man are very selective on who they treat well, this is why God expects us to do good for people as we do good for Him. There’s no better way to achieve both than to preach the gospel to the poor. When you do so you are doing good to the least by saving them and you are doing good for God by expanding His kingdom.
The reason why Christ emphasised on preaching to the poor is because the poor have no one but God to stand for them, because everyone else only oppresses them. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.(Luke 18:2-5).
Some of people will never help anyone until they are begged because of pride, some of us don’t care if someone is suffering as long we we are not affected. Jesus suffered for us so let us suffer for our brothers because someone suffered for you to be saved. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.(Isaiah 53:5).
God is not just looking for the soul of a millionaire but He is also looking for the soul of the homeless man. As bishop Dag Heward-mills said “a soul is a soul and it’s precious to God”