Originally Posted by paladin
I believe you have gone off on a tangent.
Jesus said do not give to charity. Assisting the poor is a loving and compassionate thing to do directly. love thy neighbor directly... you won't need the church to help you do that yourself. In some cases the poor must be helped with community effort, but for the most part the poor would not be poor if they were assisted in learning to be useful. Meaninglessness is a condition soothed with love and hope. We know how to care, but many of us prefer to simply "feel good" when we really aren't directly contributing our time and talent. Money is the easiest thing to give; love requires more generosity.
Yes and no.
Certainly those with the time and means to do direct work with people who need help have an obligation. Many KR
members do volunteer work, myself included.
Its a reality of life I'm aligned with here, not everyone has the time to give. In that case, I don't see what's wrong with money. Especially with those able to spare a bit.
* just me *