“The Spirit of the Lord God is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor” (Isaiah 61:1 & Luke 4:18).
The Bible stresses upon the importance of helping others in need in various verses. Offering a helping hand to people who are deprived of basic facilities is a form of service. Regardless of what one’s religious beliefs are, giving into charity is in the basic code of conduct. For the world today, charity is nothing more than a nudge of conscience on holidays such as Christmas. People of faith call acts of charity as ‘almsgiving.” It is a common tradition in Christianity. What people do not understand is that charity is not enough to stabilize and strengthen weak communities. In addition to charity, the world needs philanthropists who can address the root causes of the problems a community faces.