We are living in a world where everyone is busy with there personal journey, goals and aspirations, whether it is about career, business, ways of making big in the industry where they are connected, and the unending ways to feel accepted in the society. We are in the time, where the focus is on are own gratification, personal gain, and satisfaction.
There are two kinds of people you see in the society, those who have many opportunities, and those who are deprived of opportunities. We look around, and realized, that the society is imbalance, where opportunities are both one sided, reality that the rich becomes more richer, while the poor remain poor due to lack of opportunities, and lack of people who could have mentored them.
They say, that poverty is connected to politics and corruption, that poverty is what we make out of a country that is considered developing. They say, that the poor will forever be poor because of how they think, and how they view life.
But for me, the real reason of poverty is lack of caring, we have forgotten to care for each other, we have forgotten, that we are stewards of each other. We have forgotten to look after are neighbor, we have forgotten that we are brothers keepers.
In Luke 4:18 – 19, Jesus revealed his mission, “ The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. We are called to be Brothers keepers, we are design to care for each other. We are called to exist with one another with love and care, sharing the same faith that Jesus has shown and taught us. Let us not forget those who are not receiving what is due of them in accordance to Gods plan, the Lord has intended a future full of hope, hope for everybody! not only for those who are comfortable in life, but more especially to those who are not experiencing the fullest of Gods promise. We are called to live a preferential for the poor, why? Because they need God, and it takes a certain commitment from individuals, to share what they have, and to recognize what the Lord has provided.
I challenge you to start caring for the least by acknowledging what the Lord has provided for us, to be brothers keepers, to share Jesus, especially to those who are blinded, oppressed and poor. May we be able to create an opportunity and make the most of every situation to look after brethren who are deprived of what the Lord has prepared for them. May we all dare to care, for the poor, and the needy.