Given that a large percentage of people are given U.S. benefits, bridge cards, and more, how do I respond to poverty, to those without work, to mothers with a baby in the womb?
May I walk with them, assist them, support them beyond mandates, dictates, commands, and more?
Talk is cheap.
But walking with a woman with a full womb is another thing, no?
Now we're talking.
Will I walk with her, try to listen to her, help her?
Or, will I simply judge her, without any thought of the guy who impregnated her?
Will I condemn her, or will I give her money to assist her with the life in the womb?
How about all the poor in a world with plenty of bountiful food?
Do I help feed them?
Or, just call them names?
And, those without work?
Am I willing to help them find work, imagine a job, get a job, or, am I quick to label them?
Being a Christian is an active verb, a life on the move to serve, to lift up the lowliest, no?
Matthew's 25th Gospel invites me to take care of the least among us.