I am with you AggieLove. Few years ago, we moved into a house. We found the
cupboards filled with cans from the bishop storehouse. We had to trash them
because they were long expired. Were they trying to do so food storage with that
food? or were they picking food beyond their needs? I had been a witness of the
program and how much it blesses people's life. Nobody should go to bed with
hunger or cold. But nobody should missuse the program. My husband and I were
pretty upset that day when we trash those cans. It really broke our hearts.
I love the fact that we are taught this principle ever Sunday. It makes us
become less of the world. I would like to see Less people trying to take
advantage of the system. People fall on hard times, and they need a leg up. Then
there are people who fall on hard times, and love staying there. There are folks
who see the free handouts, and they work the system.
An example set for all to follow. To give selflessly and altruistically to your
neighbor and fellow man when they are in need is a good practice not only
religiously but culturally and socially as well. In doing so and being prepared
to do so only strengthens our community and solidifies the foundations. Even as
non LDS and not always agreeing with Church policies, one would be a fool to not
see t he wisdom in the words of President Monson.