Helping the poor is not an option for Christians. It is a biblical mandate. The Hebrew Scriptures and Jesus make clear God’s people are to care for the poor. There are many fine Christian organizations that seek to do that. Habitat for Humanity and Bread for the World are good examples, but they address two different problems that the poor face — housing and hunger. If you begin to study the issues facing the poor, you discover they face many challenges. This means Christians — and non-Christians — have many opportunities to help.
Consultant, Lubbock, Texas