charity - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Of "faith, hope and charity," charity is the greatest of the three, because charity is love. Yet if love is the key to heaven and the root of all goodness... and if money is the root of all evil... then it must be wrong to have a culture in which the root of all goodness is dependant on the root of all evil.
A world in which "charity" has contexts in which it is derogatory needs to head in a new direction.
The monetary system causes fear of need, thus for charitable actions to occur this fear must first be conquered. Yet fear pushes us all into our more primitive and selfish state, and so the monetary system itself is what strangles charity; this is a paradox that can only be resolved in a world run by the loving bond and not the cold coin.
Through the financial system their food was bought for pennies and then meagrely donated back to stem the worst of the starvation; and they called it "charity."
And it became the fashion in those times for the rich to buy homes for the poor. They got them cheap and the charities made them beautiful inside and out. The homes were then either donated or put into long trusts so they would always be homes for those who needed them. It was true investing, investing in what really matters to our nation, our kids and their parents. As for accumulating interest? It did. But it was the right sort of interest, that in the wellbeing of our hearts and the mending our our society. As things turn out, a "Housing act" can be an "Act" of generosity and nothing to do with the law. I guess it became part of our "lore" instead, part of our instinct for fairness and doing right by each other. We all cried from happiness. There were back to back renovation shows on the television showing the homes that were made so lovely and with such love. We watched the families move in, the relief only a sense of home and security can bring. I think we were born anew in those times, everyone of all faiths and backgrounds "mucking in." Those were good times, that transition. We got to feel good again and that had been missing for too long. Nobody cared about the "rich list" anymore, the only list anyone talked about was the "homes or land donated list" and they were new superstars in their own way - the ones who chose giving and showed that love was the more powerful force within them.