Helping the poor

2nd Corinthians 8:1-9

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2nd Cor 8:9

Mother Teresa is a great example of a person that dedicated her whole life to helping the poorest of the poor. Although many people criticized her ways, it is safe to say that a tremendous impact has been made to the world and inspired countless lives of people. As the Bible verse tells us, our Lord lived the poor life so that through Him we can cherish the riches He offers us. Happiness is not bought by material things and Mother Teresa has taught us that compassion for the poor and needy not only brings happiness but also admiration and respect from those around and this is a gift that no amount of money can buy.
When we look at the poverty stricken world around us, we always value our riches more yet Jesus became poor to make us rich and we should think more about how much we are withholding from those who are in real need. It is difficult to live in today’s world without worrying about money and resources but it is even more important that we understand the difficulties and hardships Jesus had gone through so that we value and cherish every blessings He offers us and for us to share our gifts and riches to those around us.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the gracious gift of life you have given us. Lord we give you praise for all the blessings you provide for us and thank you for your unconditional love. Please Lord forgive our sins and give us the strength to learn from our mistakes. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Thought for the Day
The joy of spreading peace, the joy of loving one another and the joy acknowledging that the poorest of the poor are our brothers and sisters.” Mother Teresa

Dhanya Rachel Varughese
Carmel Mar Thoma Church, Boston