ODE TO CHARITY

The divine order that governs this ecosystem of life made men unequal

Some powerful, strong, rich…

Others powerless, weak and poor

The latter’s source of livelihood… A distant dream

A distant dream never meant to be

For the order is not meaningless

There is a preordained responsibility that should flow through this order

It is a responsibility of charity

That through charity;

The powerful shall safeguard the interest of the powerless

The strong protect the weak

The rich provide for the poor….

For in truth, it is life that gives unto life

But charity has become an unsung anthem measured by redemption

It has become a slave seeking emancipation

It has become an activity left for the few soft-hearted

So, once again, we’ve come to preach its rectitude

We’ve come to ask;

That in your own small way, what have you given to help uplift the less privileged in your society?

What have you done today to change a life for the better?

You need not have everything to be charitable

For charity is a virtue of the heart, not of the hand

Charity seeks to correct, not to ask why

Charity looks at the need, not the cause…

We may think we have little to give

We may want to acquire much wealth to give

But we may not have so long to live

And all we have shall someday be given;

Therefore, why don’t we give now, that the season of giving may be ours, not our inheritors

So that we, who deem ourselves givers are but witness

A man’s success is not measured by how much wealth he acquires

A man’s success is measured by his ability to impact on the lives of others

“It is good to give” so sayeth the scriptures

So if we can, let’s do each day a kindly deed

And stretch a hand to those in need…the poor, the sick, the disabled

Let us not make one man’s pain another’s pleasure

For a man’s trash could be another’s treasure

The smallest deed is exceedingly greater than the greatest intention

A dime could be a precious mineral to someone

A dime dropped into the ocean would cause ripples…

So, one life at a time, let’s help provide food,shelter and clothing to the poor

One life at a time, let’s help provide education to the less privileged

One life at a time, let’s help heal the sick and the dying

One life at a time, let’s lend a helping hand to the disabled

One life at a time, let’s help put a smile back on the faces of the deprived in our societies

One step, one goal, one life at a time, let’s help make this world a better place for everyone… Man, birds or beasts.

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