Jesus confronted poverty and instructed his people to care for the poor (Matthew 19:21). The present economy highlights the need to help the less fortunate. More and more people are needing help and the church is positioned to help many meet physical needs while teaching them of deep and abiding spiritual needs. I guess there are plenty of
reasons excuses for not helping but we cannot forget the instructions of our Lord and the example of the apostles (Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:34-35; Acts 6:1-7; James 1:27) who taught us to care for others.
I recently came across an article written by a person in need. I have to say that it was a real eye opener to me. Take a moment and see the impoverished world from the eyes of a person struggling.