This story is going to be sent to all of my relatives and friends. Wonderful
BINGO -- God bless you Elder Maughan.And the lesson God wants
his children to learn is "re-distribution of the wealth".Because I have been given much, I too must give...[BTW - It was
serving my mission in a poor Asian land in 1981 after the Vietnam War that I
experienced something just like this, and it was what turned me into a Liberal.]
LDS LIBERIAL.... being poor should not make anyone a liberal. The beauty of
this story is that the individual helped his neighbors. It did not take a huge
government, bloated with employees, to dispatch the food. Jesus said that there
will always be poor. Conservatives have been shown to be far, far more
generous in giving than Liberal Democrats. Helping our fellow man is far more
effective when done by individuals, churches, and other private groups. Seeing
the poor in socialist 3rd world countries should make one become a free market
conservative because only the free market can lift folks out of poverty.
Government only takes, it cannot give. Christmas is the time that individuals
should help their fellowman. Then we'll be more certain that only the
worthy get help, not the welfare queens and similar deadbeats.
I know about being homeless, I know that you just have to trust in God to
That brought back some vivid memories of teaching a family in one of the
"villas" that surrounded the local stinky meat plant. I remember eating
food that could feed the children of that family because to not eat would have
given offense. I am grateful that both my sons had similar experiences. We
Americans think we are starving because we haven't eaten in a few hours,
but these people were truly poor and did not know where their next meal was
coming from. I will be eternally grateful for the lessons learned in cardboard
and corrigated metal hovels.
How did a beautiful story suddenly become a forum for political comments? I
think the point that was being made was the unselfishness of this father, and
the gratitude he was showing for what he had received, and he wanted to share it
with others who were also in need. Thanks for sharing this experience with us,
and folks, please leave the political statements for some other place. Merry
Oh My Heck!Vernal, UTBecause -- We should be living the
true spirit of Christmas all year round, and not just at Christmas.That's why.