The boys in the photograph must be those who have moved to the streets, and they must be starving. I’m asked all the time to talk about the COVID crisis in the South Asian nations. And I tell them, the Coronavirus is only 5% of the problem. 95% of the problem is starvation.
It is so easy to get caught up in the politics and worldly anxieties overlooking the problems that existed before the pandemic, but these problems—starvation, homelessness—have only become greater. We try so hard to figure things out and ask God why, but we’ll always reach a point where we can go no further. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” reads Proverbs 3:5.
We are called to do the works of God. In Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 10, Jesus sends out His disciples to do the Lord’s work but also warns them of the persecution that was to come. Someone once said that Jesus paid the price completely for redemption, not just for the spirit, but the soul and body too.
But He didn’t pay the cost of delivery. That delivery charge is on us. We must choose with our will, to live simply, to go and to give so that others can be helped.
Learn more about how generosity can change lives. Through Gospel for Asia (GFA World) and its Christmas Gift Catalog, gifts like pigs, bicycles and sewing machines break the cycle of poverty and show Christ’s love to impoverished families in Asia. One gift can have a far-reaching impact, touching families and rippling out to transform entire communities.
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