Christmas Is Coming: EP 31 – The Rich and The Poor

In this episode of “Christmas Is Coming,” titled “The Rich and The Poor,” we are reminded of the boundless love of Jesus. The video, created by Rietro C – Magnify The Love, beautifully illustrates that there is nothing wrong with being poor or lacking wealth; what truly matters is the goodness that resides within our hearts. Jesus blesses the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. But it doesn’t end there – Jesus also extends his love to those who are rich but possess a generous heart. So, let’s explore the beautiful message of this episode and cherish the true meaning of Christmas. Remember to check out the options to create photobooks or find preloved items as well!

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EP 31 – The Rich and The Poor


Welcome to another episode of God’s Love Animation. In this episode, we will be discussing the topic of the rich and the poor, and how God’s love encompasses both. Oftentimes, we may think that having wealth or being poor defines our worth, but the truth is that our worth is measured by the goodness in our hearts. So, whether you are rich or poor, God’s love is for you.

Understanding Jesus’ Perspective

To truly understand the concept of the rich and the poor in the eyes of Jesus, we need to look at things from His perspective. Jesus sees beyond material wealth and focuses on the condition of our hearts. He values humility, compassion, and generosity above all else. So, while society may classify individuals as rich or poor based on their financial status, Jesus looks at the richness of our character.

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). This verse highlights the importance of humility and surrendering ourselves to God. It reminds us that true wealth lies in having a spirit that is open and receptive to God’s love and guidance. Regardless of our material possessions, we can all be rich in spirit by cultivating qualities such as gratitude, compassion, and selflessness.

Wealth is not Measured by Money

While society often equates wealth with material possessions and financial success, Jesus teaches us that true wealth is not measured by money. In fact, He warns against the dangers of greed and the pursuit of wealth for its own sake. Instead, Jesus emphasizes the importance of focusing on eternal treasures that are built upon love, kindness, and empathy. True wealth comes from having a heart that is aligned with God’s will and seeks to make a positive impact on the world.

Jesus’ Love for the Poor

Jesus had a special love and compassion for the poor. Throughout His ministry, He often reached out to the marginalized and those in need. His teachings and actions emphasized the importance of caring for the less fortunate and showing them love and compassion. Jesus saw beyond their material poverty and acknowledged their inherent worth and dignity as children of God. His love for the poor serves as a reminder to us to extend the same love and compassion to those in need.

Jesus’ Love for the Rich

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus also loves the rich. However, He challenges them to be mindful of the responsibility that comes with their wealth. In the Gospel, we see Jesus engaging with rich individuals, such as Zacchaeus and the rich young ruler. His interactions with them serve as a reminder that wealth should be used for the greater good and not solely for personal gain. Jesus calls the rich to use their resources to help those in need and to be good stewards of the blessings they have received.

The Importance of Heart

Regardless of our social status or financial situation, what truly matters to Jesus is the condition of our hearts. He looks beyond external appearances and sees the intentions and motives behind our actions. Is our heart filled with love, kindness, and humility, or is it driven by greed, selfishness, and pride? Jesus reminds us that it is our heart that defines our true worth and that our actions should be a reflection of the love and grace that we have received from Him.

Examples of Rich People with a Huge Heart

There are numerous examples throughout history of rich individuals who have demonstrated a huge heart and used their wealth to make a positive impact on the world. One such example is Andrew Carnegie, a philanthropist who dedicated much of his wealth to funding libraries, universities, and other educational initiatives. His generosity and desire to uplift the less fortunate are a testament to the power of a rich heart. Another example is Bill and Melinda Gates, who have dedicated their wealth to tackling global health issues and poverty. Their foundation has made significant strides in improving the lives of millions around the world. These individuals remind us that wealth can be a powerful tool for good when used with a generous heart.


In conclusion, God’s love knows no boundaries and encompasses both the rich and the poor. While society may attach value and worth based on material possessions, Jesus teaches us that true wealth lies in the condition of our hearts. Whether we are rich or poor, our actions and intentions should always be guided by love, humility, and compassion. Let us strive to cultivate a rich heart that seeks to love and serve others, just as Jesus did. Remember, in God’s eyes, you are loved and cherished, regardless of your wealth or social status.

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