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Am I my Brother’s Keeper…Absolutely!!!

We are living in an interesting time. Many have become so obsessed by their own desires that they have forgotten about those around them. We have, in many ways, become a very selfish society. I know this does not pertain to everyone, in fact, during times of hardships, many step-up and help those in need. But many are misguided and think that everyone should fend for themselves. This thinking can be dangerous and detrimental to our society. With COVID-19, the fight for social justice and the challenges that we are facing we can see that we are all in this thing together. We need each other…

Humans are social beings by nature. We need each other to survive. No matter how highly we think of ourselves we cannot get through life’s journey alone. To honor those who have helped you along the way…help others. 

For my Christian brothers and sisters, if you see someone hungry…feed them; if you see they are lacking clothing…clothe them. A person will be more open to hearing your “witness” if their basic needs are satisfied. Jesus told us that we must love GOD with all our being and secondly, to love others as we love ourselves. Just think how much better our world would be if we practice these lessons each day. 

For everyone, remember to treat others as you would want to be treated. One thing that the events of today has shown us is that our circumstances can change when we least expect it.

During pre-pandemic times, I would walk the streets of our nation’s capital. I would see many of our fellow citizens panhandling for a meal. It would have been so easy to have passed them by and act as if I did not notice them. It would also have been easy to rationalize that they could have been scamming me. How could I tell if the people I saw was really in need of money? Truth is, in most cases I would not know. My personal philosophy is “I rather give to the one who didn’t need, than miss the one who did”.

We are our brothers’ keeper!!! 

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