Is very important know why GOD, in the Holy Scriptures recomands to take so much care to the Widows and the Orphans.
The reason is not just because they are considered weakest in our society, often oppressed, unharmed and suffering from their status, but especially because a man, a husband and a father faithful to GOD could fighting in GOD’s cause and goes to war for his own and his Comunity rights, fearless and ready to die if GOD’s calls. Religious men knows that their Community (in case of death on war or also in other circumstances) will take care about his family, protecting them and taking care about their needs probably better then the dead himseves would remaining alive. GOD is great, above all and everything, His Laws righteouss and His soldiers heroics.
Deut 27:19 Cursed be he who infringes on the right of the stranger, the orphan, and the widow! All the people shall say, Amen.
Is 1:16-23 “16 Wash yourselves, purify yourselves, remove the evil of your deeds from my sight. Cease to do evil, 17 learn to do good, seek justice, rescue the oppressed, do justice to the orphan, defend the cause of the widow.” 18 “Come, let us come and discuss,” says the LORD. “Even if your sins were like scarlet, they will turn white as snow. If they were red as purple, they will become like wool. 19 If you are meek and listen, you will eat the fruits of the earth. 20 But if you persist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” 21 How did the faithful city become a harlot? It used to be full of righteousness, righteousness dwelt there; but now it is full of murderers! 22 Your silver has become dross, your best wine is diluted with water. 23 Your leaders are rebels and accomplices of thieves; All are covetous of gifts, seeking boons, Not doing justice to the orphan, And the widow’s cause up to them does not reach.
Jer 5:28-31 28 They are fat and pining, they overstep the bounds of evil; they do not defend justice, they do not care for the cause of the orphan, they do not do justice to the poor. 29 Shall I not punish these sins? Oracle of the Lord. Of such a people should I not take vengeance? 30 Frightful and horrible things are happening in the land. 31 Prophets preach in the name of lies, and priests rule at their beckoning; yet my people are pleased with this. What will you do when the end comes?
2Mac 3:10 “The High Priest explained to him that the deposits were of the widows and orphans.”
Lev 25:6 What the earth produces during its rest, it will serve as nourishment for you, your servant, your handmaid, your worker and your stranger who stay with you,
Sl 146, 9 The LORD protects the stranger, He sustains the orphan and the widow, But he turns the way of the wicked.
Ex 22:20 “You shall not molest the stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
Deut 10:18-19, “The LORD does justice to the orphan and the widow, and loves the stranger and gives him bread and clothing. Love therefore the stranger.”
Gospel according to Matthew
Mt 25 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, imprisoned and you came to visit me. 37 Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and give you food, thirsty and give you drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and take you in, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and come to visit you? 40 When they answered, the king shall say to them, Verily I say unto you, As often as ye have done these things unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Gospel according to Luke
Luke 17:17-18 “Have not all ten been healed? Where are the other nine? Was there no one found who would return to give glory to GOD apart from this stranger?” (17, 17-18)