Lois M. Collins: Holidays, disasters, neighbors all point out human frailty, needs

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    I do what I can, when I can. That's all I can do.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    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.