I recently read an article about the hardships so many children will face over the summer months because they will not have access to the government subsidized meals that they get during the school year.
I certainly have compassion for the truly poor in the US and across the world and our family tries to do what we can for the less fortunate. However, as someone wise once said, “Give someone a fish and feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and feed them for a lifetime.” Sometimes, someone just needs a fish. But too many times, I believe we are handicapping those who – given the proper equipping and motivation – would make great fishermen! They need a fishing pole, not a fish!