|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on February 18, 2011 at 9:21 PM|
In the news release yesterday, the World Bank chief, Robert Zoelick, stated that due to the increase in food prices, in the past 7 months, since June, 2010 forty-four million more people in developing countries are in "extreme poverty".
This means that over six million people are slipping into "extreme poverty" every month in developing countries.
Unless you have lived in a third world country then it is difficult to comprehend that kind of poverty.
If one is a Christian then it is following the message that Jesus gave us when he was here to help the poor. Luke 3:11 "Let the man with two tunics share with him who has none and let him who has food do likewise." Luke 12:33 "Sell your possessions and give to charity."
When things are difficult is when it is the hardest to give, but I firmly believe that the greater the sacrifice the greater the reward. Luke 21:1-4 "And he looked up and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw a certain poor widow casting a thither two Mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, this poor widow in more than they all, for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts; but she of her want did cast all the living that she had."
I think it is clear how much emphasis God puts on the sacrifice associated with our charity. While we may have to sacrifice by having chicken instead of steak, we help those who don't have those options and at the same time I know that we put a smile on God's face.
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