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“In our society, prejudice causes just as many problems as it did in Jesus day. It can take as much courage to overcome it today as it did then."

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"In our society, prejudice causes just as many problems as it did in Jesus day. It can take as much courage to overcome it today as it did then." When Jesus was alive there were many prejudices around. Some people considered themselves better than others who had little money, had diseases or were of a different religion. Tax collectors were prejudiced against by the Jews because they were not only collecting the money the Romans told them to but also a handsome sum for themselves. ...read more.

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They were treated as outcasts and made to live in the countryside. At the time leprosy was believed to have been a punishment from God for the sins of the diseased person's forefathers. Lame and poor people had no future in Jesus' time. They were sat outside the temple begging for money, the rich people who went to worship scorned the beggars and were prejudiced against them. The rich thought the beggars were not worthy enough to be in the same place as them. ...read more.

Conclusion

For the others offered their gifts from what they had to spare of their riches; but she, poor as she is, gave all she had to live on." All the rich people would have been looking upon this woman with scorn when they saw all she was giving, so they were prejudiced against her for being poor. Jesus was courageous by standing up and telling everyone in the temple what he thought because he risked getting abuse from the rich. The rich may even have got heavy handed with Him and thrown him out of the temple. ?? ?? ?? ?? RE Coursework Greg Calvin 11R Mrs Caskey RE ...read more.

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