Thursday, January 14, 2010

#14 Preventing Poverty

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder. ~ Maimonides (1135-1204)

- What is particularly proactive about this quote?
- How does this quote provide a foundation for social justice?
- Where are the greatest needs today: close to home, nationally, internationally?

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