Whose responsibility is it?
ancient Egypt, Joseph set up an exchange program (Gen 41 and 47) in which,
while helping the needy, could not in any way be thought to perpetualize
itself, because it encouraged independence and self-reliance. People worked
for what they received, or traded goods -- and were able, after the famine,
to return to the productive lifestyle they had known before. Diane Dew @aol.com
man will not work, let him not eat," Paul says.
Yes, Paul does say that, but many homeless people today
are women with children, not able-bodied men! They aren't being lazy; they
have a job: caring for their children.
cared for the poor; he fed the hungry; and he is our example. Essential8
a born again, Spirit-filled Christian, I ended up homeless due to circumstances
beyond my control... I ended up living [in a shelter]. When I met all the
temporary residents I was so sad. People ... Christians included -... have
no idea all the different reasons women, in particular, end up homeless.
And it makes me absolutely sick to the max when I see their attitude. We
ARE to help the poor and homeless and we will ALL stand before God and be
judged one day about it. I pray God can soften more hearts to reach out to
the masses instead of being so *inward* in their help.