In the game of life, many of us who cross home plate do so because we were born on third base. Others aren’t even on a team. Some people are poor because they are lazy and they need to get off their duffs. Others, however, are poor because they were born in the wrong place. A latitude largely vacant of libraries, vaccinations, clean water, and paved roads.
The ultimate solution to poverty is found in the compassion of God’s people. Scripture endorses not forced communism but Spirit-led volunteerism among God’s people. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
What about you? Why not teach an inner-city Bible study? Use your vacation to build houses in hurricane-ravaged towns? Run for public office? Get out of your comfort zone…for Christ’s sake.