I could not resist doing a post on helping others when I saw the video below, since this is largely the goal of
We have sadly, largely become so preoccupied with our selves. We go after the best education so that we can get the highest paid jobs to buy the most expensive cars and the penthouse with the picturesque view. All of this gives us no time to slow down and see those who are in need in around us. Note, I am in no way engaging in class warfare, we all have a right to be ambitious.
I know because of these challenging economic times, it is becoming more and more difficult to give financial assistance to the needy. Many times too, we are conflicted about giving our hard earned money to people, who we come across on our streets, because we are wondering if we are feeding them or supporting their drug habits. This could be true in both cases, but we should not let that deter us too much. How about giving them a meal then, if this makes us feel more comfortable.
In the early Church, the tithe, after it had paid the expenses of spreading the gospel, the rest was used to help the needy in the church. How much are Churches these days, operating by that example? Instead we are piling up here on earth, what we cannot take with us when we die.
Helping others however, does not have to be monetary at all times, neither does it even have to be anything too physical. A smile or a kind compliment or even just saying a heartfelt thanks to someone can brighten lives.
We are called to be our brother's keeper and this video is a great example of how we can, in one way, carry out this mandate.
Notice, even the creatures that we live among, know that we cannot live only for ourselves.
On this Valentine's Day, let us not be comfortable to just talk about love, let us put love into action.
HAVE A LOVE-FILLED DAY, my readers.