Whoever is kind to the needy honours God.

Proverbs 14:31b

As Christians we have a special mandate: it is not enough to watch out for our own interests, striving only to fulfil our own potential and to attain personal prosperity. Even if there was nothing wrong with this, our life and behaviour should at the same time take other people into account, those who are counted among the poor. We should serve them, give to them and in so doing, make their lives more bearable. By doing so, we not only support and pay attention to those who have desperate needs; we also honour the creator of life: the God of the Bible.