Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Helping the Poor

Mathew 25:40 - "... I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these... you did for me."

It's a wierd coincidence that I was going to blog on this topic, because I just watched a movie about Torrets Syndrome today. Torrets Syndrome is a genetic disorder and you can twitch and can go ballistic at times. You can also have OCD through torrets. How does this fit in with the topic? If you don't give a starving person food, you are starving the LORD. If you take a starving person out to eat, you are giving food to God. If you neglect someone because they have Torrets Syndrome, you are neglecting our heavenly father. Doesn't that make you think? If we actually help people in need, we are actually helping the person who created us. Isn't that cool? But why don't people help the less fortunate? We all have a selfish side to us. When we think about helping a child, or getting a new laptop, we choose the new laptop. God says the two most important commandments are loving God and loving others. If we are loving others, we would help the poor child instead of getting something new and updated. That laptop won't help us in the after-life. But God applauds us if we help someone in need. There are great organizations that help children in need all around the world. And if you want to donate to Haiti and Chile relief (because of their massive earthquakes), you can do it on these websites, also. Two great ones are and You can sponsor a child for $35 a month at World Vision and $38 a month at Compassion International. I know a 12 year old girl who started sponsoring a child on her own. She only gets $3 a month for her allowance, but through God she has been able to make all the monthly payments. If a 12 year old can help a child, you can too. Think about it.