Giving to the needy poor never hurts

22 Dec
I was inspired by a mail sent recently by a good friend of mine.She drew my attention to an old couple giving their time ,energy and money to the deprived people around their house.They could afford to rest and relax in their post retirement days  pursuing their interests after working for several years.Yet they chose to turn their attention to return to the society whatever they got from it.Not all of us are driven by such impulses.The giving back to the unfortunate lot should come from the heart.There should be no expectation whatsoever in return.It should preferably  be done without much publicity.The only motive should be that you wish to share what you have at least a small portion.The only reason you are giving is that you are moved by the suffering of fellow beings,that you are thankful to God for keeping you in a position to give, and the belief that you will have adequately enough everytime you wish to give.Such acts of kindness would bring you more riches to share in larger measure.This charitable nature of yours and your kind acts would not be in vain.The God above,if you believe in Him, would be watching you and your bond with Him will become stronger and closer.

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.


Posted by on December 22, 2008 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Giving to the needy poor never hurts

  1. Ayesha

    December 22, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    How beautifully you have brought out the message, "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."! Very true. Very few people are givers in the real sense. Thanks for this beautiful message, KP. I know for sure that you are a giver yourself. May God always bless and protect you.

  2. Parthasarathi

    December 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you Ayesha for your nice comments and good wishes,regards,KP

  3. Julie

    December 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Yes indeed……..a little thought of giving to the needy…… need not be extravagant to the extent of sending self and related to the streets……..but a little from what we have if given to the needy…… one honourable deed a man can do. After all is it not rightly said – little drops of water, little drops of rain makes the mighty ocean mightier again. This is not just for ocean…..any good deed done from the depths of the heart reaches the masses. Nice article…… eye opener towards service to the needy. Thanks

  4. Parthasarathi

    December 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks,Lakshmi, for the nice comments


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