The welfare of ourselves and our fellow human beings is not the responsibility of the government, we are responsible for our own welfare and the welfare of others. If a brother or sister be unable to care for themselves be due to physical limitations or mental dysfunctions we are to provide as a group help and support for them. Even those who have made poor life choices we are to help, for to be human is to be imperfect and no one can boast about being flawless in character.
One person may not be able to help all those in need, but one person can make a difference for one in need and inspire others to join in on helping those in need. We were commanded to love one another, part of loving one another is accepting the responsibility of being each others care giver and/or helper. We all have our ways of being able to help each other and it isn’t all about money, sometimes its about fellowship and other times just a place to rest ones head.
To those whom look down upon the needy and less fortunate, just remember that person you passed by and/ or felt contempt for could have been you or one of your family. Many of the homeless were at one time wealthy, successful and even well-respected individuals before they fell to poverty and misfortune. We as a society need to not only help those in need but provide a way for them to help themselves. As an old proverb once said :
”if you give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime. ~ Confucius”
Though Governments can help in feeding the hungry and housing the homeless it is only a temporary and expensive solution. We need to find ways to help those able to provide for themselves to do so and find better and more efficient ways of helping those who are unable to help themselves.
God bless and may love guide us all
- It is the responsibility of every human being (barbierfamilly.com)
- Event aims to help homeless with shelter, resources (gazette.com)
- Every House Tells A Story (cherylbrandreth.com)
- Wales News: More people apply for homelessness help in Wales (walesonline.co.uk)
- House Votes to Restore Welfare Work Requirements (heritage.org)
- A quarter of population can’t afford winter coat or night out with friends (independent.ie)
- New City Rules Focus on the Homeless (everydayfamily.com)
- Accept homeless funding deal: welfare body (news.theage.com.au)
- Welfare Reform Proposition (welcometoerinsworld.wordpress.com)
- Helping the homeless brings positive changes to the community (syracuse.com)