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The “Less Fortunate”: My Theory vs Your Theory

My theories can stand up to your theories, boxing gloves raised. Or I can feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in the stranger, clothe the naked, help the ill, visit those in prison.

Maybe your path is to educate about poverty, explain how folks arrived there, describe the terrible difficulty in getting out. Maybe my path lies in handing out food packets to my neighbors in need, as my sister does. Or, as my other sister does, employing those who come to her in need of work. Or—what kind of sense does THAT make?—facilitating a writing group for the homeless.

The answer lies in the question, which is not, what are you supposed to do, but what am I supposed to do?

here’s to creative synthesis

(the title of this post uses quotes around “Less Fortunate” because it is often a misstatement that relies on econominc status to define someone, but I’m not sure the quotes are coming through)

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