As we look around we see so many people in need, displaced in human suffering. May we never become immune to the poor, after all when we look into our own heart we, too, are poor and needy.
All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along. (Galatians 2:10)
The poor you will always have with you (Matthew 26:11)
Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. (Psalm 86:1)
It's easy to be overwhelmed by the poverty in the world and we ask ourselves what can we do that will make a difference. Particularly at the moment there are millions of people in real need or who are suffering deeply. The needs are huge and almost impossible to satisfy. Yet at times of natural or man-made disaster I am always amazed at the generosity of others. Those, often with little themselves, reach out to help others in greater need,
Let us not forget the poor. They are all around us: in our streets, in our communities, looking for us to be their safe haven. How can we reach out to help them?
After all, let us never forget that we, too, are poor and needy. Love reached down and rescued us, it redeemed us and brought us home.
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Mark Gyde - A Father to YOU