Here are some stats: Poverty in America is now at its highest level since counting began in 1959. 15.1% of Americans are now considered at or below the poverty rate. The poverty rate is $22,113 for a family of four in the US. Imagine a family of four living on $22,000 a year.
What can we do? I have posted before about the church stepping up and doing more to assist folks in their own back yard. The numbers at our twice monthly community meals continues to grow and we are considering adding another week to the mix. I see churches around me spending millions on expansions of their churches and think that something is wrong with this picture. Yes the temple should be beautiful but at what cost? Should we have beautiful temples and starving people? Should we have beautiful temples and homeless people sleeping on the steps of that temple? Something seems amiss here.
I don’t have all the answer, not even many answers, but I do know if we do not do something, and fast, things will be desperate.
What are you doing to help your neighbors?