6 I was very angry when I heard their outcry and these words. 7 I took counsel with myself, and I brought charges against the nobles and the officials. I said to them, “You are exacting interest, each from his brother.” And I held a great assembly against them 8 and said to them, “We, as far as we are able, have bought back our Jewish brothers who have been sold to the nations, but you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us!” They were silent and could not find a word to say. 9 So I said, “The thing that you are doing is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunts of the nations our enemies?
How do you feel when you see some of our brothers and sisters living in poverty. People who are not given the same opportunity to succeed in life, career and business. To be Christian and not to care for the poor is the anti-thesis of the gospel. We must be moved with emotions and back it up with action.
Men, we need to set a budget to give to the poor. I am not saying the one peso you give to street kids rather find a legitimate foundation where you can invest your hard earned money to help someone in need.
Network with your friends to help support a child’s education or feed the children. Do whatever it takes to get involved in your own way to help the poor. It is when we start looking at others interest and not ours that we start to mature as men.
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