It is not suggested that we should forsake all our needs that are reasonable and legitimate.It is enough if you can donate what you can spare.It is not always money though money is often required to meet others’ needs.Your spare time can be usefully spent in teaching poor students or in social service or in any orphan home,reading for blind and in ever so many ways.Imagine how the world around us would be changed if each one of us are inspired by such thoughts and do our bit.How much of change would be brought about in the lives of the poor and sick if only we eschew selfishness and spending our time and money only for us and our needs.?
I have heard famous and very eminent doctors who charge fabulous fees devote a portion of their time once a week for treating the poor free.Hospitals too set apart some time for frree medical help for the poor.Yet these are not adequate considering the immensity of our needs.There are leaders in industry who give away silently.Yet not all do so.Whatever comes is a tiny drop in the vast ocean of unmet needs.
My daughter every three months calls the poor homes and donates all the used clothes which are in good condition , the unsed/replaced gadjets, the odd bits and ends.She gives bread every week to the poor outside the church without fail and donate silently to charitable causes. I have observed that those who give are never in want and God gives them ten ttimes more.
Like the dew that falls unseen and unheard and yet brings into blossom the fairest of roses, the act of kindness in giving will bring joy and love in many lives.