Jesus taught that the poor are always with us. Very true. The world is not a
perfect place and man is certainly not perfect nor are his laws. Poverty and
need will never end so the best thing we can do is try ...try to help...try to
make some difference somewhere. Too many people I think feel guilty about
charity when they really shouldn't. My wife and I were talking the other
day about a talk given in our church about charity and the need to be more
charitable. It struck us that we were not counting the charity that we both
provide to certain people in need every week - our parents and our own kids and
their families. We looked back over 2013 and were quite startled to see all the
help we had given to our own family ...and yes they were struggling and in need.
It helped us to understand that charity STARTS with our own families and then
extends from there. Sometimes - maybe alot of the time - we are consumed just
with the needs of our own family and as long as we take care of them first we
shouldn't feel guilty.
I do what I can, when I can. That's all I can do.