The second great commandment which Jesus gave to his disciples is the core of Christian teachings of poverty:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
In this Jesus states that one should love one another and treat one another as one would like others to treat oneself. This is commandment is vital in Christianity. It's the fundamental teaching in Christianity.
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus preaches to us that anyone can help those less fortunate. The parable also illustrates that compassion should be for all people, and that even an enemy can be cared for and loved because that is what is ethically correct and what Jesus believed in. The Samaritan helped the Jew. The priest didn't even help him, he just walked on by. It shows that no matter the race, colour, sex and opinions, we are all the same and need the love and care of one another to survive and live happily. It teaches us to be generous people who are ready to provide aid to people in distress without hesitation or thought.
The parable of the Sheep and the Goats is one of Jesus' interest in love from the heart, not a false love. The true love of God is seen in the sheep, this is why they are given eternal life, and the goats are condemned because of their sins of exclusion. Jesus recognises true love and compassion to fake, forced worship and sympathy. Again, this is illustrating the second great commandment about how one treats one another.
"If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a money-lender, charge him no interest."
In this, we learn that Christianity believes that if one helps another, less fortunate one out, he should not expect anything in return. The acts of kindness should be done from the heart, not for their own benefit.
Christianity teaches us to treat people who are less fortunate than ourselves with love and support. The Christian will be interested in helping build and help contribute towards hospitals, orphanages, old people's homes, and other charitable institutions that are trying to help the less fortunate. But for themselves, not for any other reason. Purely for the great feeling of giving to others who need these essentials. Christians should respond to God by caring for each other, and especially for those in need. It is clear that we should care for the poor and treat them with integrity. Christian's should be aware of poverty in the world and try to contribute to helping, not necessarily by giving money but by giving old clothes for others in stead of throwing them away, and just doing small things to people who really need it. God does not see good wealth as a sin, but he rewarded those who had great wealth and did good with it, instead of spoiling themselves, like in the parable of Dives and Lazarus. Christians believe that caring for the poor is a very important part of their faith. They believe that we should treat people with dignity and respect. All the parables and quotes above are illustrating that if we share our time and resources with the less fortunate and we do not engage in negative speech or backstabbing then we can try to create a positive and peaceful attitude in our environment.