Christ’s solidarity with and liberation of the poor and oppressed is expressed in his every aspect: in his birth in a lowly manger; in his baptism when he expresses his solidarity with sinners; in his temptations when he refused to identify himself with the oppressor and worldly power; in his ministry where he proclaims the kingdom of God is one of freedom and liberation and is coming; in his death and resurrection where he is the very model of liberation when he, having fully identified himself as the Oppressed One, shows he is not defeated by oppression but breaths life and liberation into even the most hopeless of situations.  (Matthew 11:5, 25:31-46)