Sirach, Chapter 40, Verse 26-27 26 Wealth and vigor make the heart exult, but better than either, fear of God. In the fear of the Lord there is no want; whoever has it need seek no other support. 27 The fear of God is a paradise of blessings; its canopy is over all that is glorious.
Everyone serves something. Some serve gain, some serve pleasure, some serve others but the wise person serves the Lord not out of servile fear but Holy fear; that is out of love.
Can we say with Joshua, “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Jos. 24:15) If we serve the Lord our own house should be open to our kindred. If everyone did this would we have any who are homeless? Search your hearts; do you have kindred who are in need? Sustain them. Real charity is looking after widows and orphans beginning with your own families and relatives.
Warriors of Compassion
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