Serve Your Community

If life is unbearable for you, and you are constantly worried about the future. If you are unemployed and you do not know how you are going to support your family. If you do not have the money to cover your bills, nor can you pay the rent, and you are in danger of losing your home. If you are in danger of having a heart attack or you might have a stroke because of all the problems bothering you. There is a solution for all this.

Take your mind off your own problems, and serve your community. If you have clothes, food for the day, and shelter for the night, then you are better off than eighty percent of people all over the world. I do not have the statics to prove this, but I have read it somewhere a few days ago. Serving your community, there is a special blessing in this. It does not matter how you serve your community, but it helps to take your mind off your own problems for a while. And you notice that other people are much worse off than what you are. What I strongly suggest is feed the homeless and destitute. And do so with your own money, there is a special blessing for the person who gives knowing that the homeless have no way to pay you back. And do not expect to be paid back anyway.

When you serve the homeless and destitute, do be judgmental about them. Unless you know them personally, you do not know how and why they ended up in this situation in the first place. Also, treat them with respect; everyone deserves to be treated with respect unless you did something heinous and despicable. Do everything you can to give them dignity. Because with dignity, they will obtain self-respect, then they will treat you with respect. I know that you earn respect, it does not just happen, but you earn respect by giving respect. With humility, treat people as if they are your own family. Older men, treat them like fathers. Older ladies, treat them like mothers. Always show respect for your elders no matter what situation they find themselves. And take them home to your house and give them shelter for the night. If this is difficult for you to do, imagine being in their shoes, where will they get shelter in the cold night?

The best solution for your worries and the problems that are bothering you, the best solution is to take your eyes off your problems for a while. You will see that your problems are not as difficult as you imagine after all. And you will clearly see the solution to your problem. But the trick is, serve your community. But especially the homeless because they have no way to repay you for your kindness. And the very reason why there are homeless people is for you to learn to exercise kindness and respect for your neighbor.

Writen by Wilson West