6 And the leaders of the church had nothing to add to what I was preaching. (By the way, their reputation as great leaders made no difference to me, for God has no favorites.) 7 Instead, they saw that God had given me the responsibility of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as he had given Peter the responsibility of preaching to the Jews. 8 For the same God who worked through Peter as the apostle to the Jews also worked through me as the apostle to the Gentiles.
9 In fact, James, Peter, and John, who were known as pillars of the church, recognized the gift God had given me, and they accepted Barnabas and me as their co-workers. They encouraged us to keep preaching to the Gentiles, while they continued their work with the Jews. 10 Their only suggestion was that we keep on helping the poor, which I have always been eager to do.
Think: Paul continues to describe the meeting that he had with the early Church leaders. The meeting ends with this conclusion: many Christians are called to reach different people with the message of Jesus, but the one thing that must be constant is to care for the poor.
So wherever you go to school, wherever you work, whatever sports you play, you have been called to care for and help take care of the poor.
What are some small steps that you can take to make it part of your weekly or monthly rhythm to help take care of the poor in your community or our world?