‘Each of us can do something’

23 Sep

You saw the news a few days ago that poverty rates in the United States are at an all-time high: 43 million people living in poverty.  The information caused a clamor around the country — and rightfully so — but here in central Appalachia, we’re well acquainted to intense poverty.

I appreciated the two cents offered in a CNN interview by popular Christian author Max Lucado.  The numbers are big, but they represent individual lives.  Every one of “the hurting poor” (as Lucado calls them) is a person, and each of us can do something to help some of them.

(Apparently CNN won’t let the YouTube video embed.  But you can click on “Watch it on YouTube” to do just that.)

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