15 October 2008

Blog Action Day 2008: Should Poverty be a way of life?

Poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence. In as much as we all know that poverty is not good and nobody ever prayed to be poor, except in the spirit where it is counted as humility, otherwise it is like living life without a purpose. Or of what purpose is a life when as a parent, you watch your children die of hunger because there is no food to feed them with or sickness for lack of money to pay for hospital bills. Of what purpose is a life that clothed itself in rags whether the weather is cold or hot.

A lot of people are living in poverty either as a result of their own making, or some others because of circumstances beyond their control. Poverty has been known to be the major reason why there are so many crimes in our world today. People resort to criminal activities as a means to an end. Both men and women, boys and girls all over the world have been known to go into prostitution simply because poverty pushed them into it. Parents have even been known to send their underage children into the labour market just to contribute to the family upkeep instead of their being sent to school. Some of these children have been known to fall into the wrongs hands who will lure them into petty stealing, used them as informants/ baits for armed robbery operations, some have been kidnapped and used for rituals, others have been sexually and physically abused in the process.

Should poverty be a way of life? No!

The people that have should help those that do not have. When you give to the needy around you, aside the popular believe that when you give, you will be given in return or blessed by God, you will be helping to better a life, you will be giving hope to someone whose been treated poorly, been made to feel that he/she never measure up, been rejected, defeated, whom people have undervalued, passed up, tagged a loser, been hurt pretty bad and is now hard and angry inside.

Help to better a life today, Isaiah 61:1; the spirit of the sovereign LORD is upon me, because the LORD has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners.


4 Reaction(s).:

Shinade said...

Great Post Bola,
I don't know how in the world I missed this one but I did.

But I registered to do the next one.


Shinade said...

P.S. I miss your Entrecard....oh I do hope you get it back!:-)

Enid said...

Hi Bola! You know it's scary as the whole world seems to be undergoing one big financial scarcity. I remember a time when I would wonder why our country, the Philippines, is the only country that could not catch up with other developing countries when it comes to economic stability but I would be okay because the rest of the world is doing fine. But now that it is all over the news that countries around the world are experiencing such difficulty it gets so scary because as you say a lot of people resort to crimes when faced with problems of this sort. I hope this is only a phase that everyone is going through and that such could be resolved quickly.

Shinade said...

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