Blog Posts from October, 2015

The “Deserving” Poor

Screen shot 2015-10-15 at 11.00.24 am Twenty-five years ago I lived in California. One year I was volunteering in my parish with a holiday toy drive. We were a diverse group of parishioners all drawn to the opportunity to help a needy family celebrate Christmas with joy. As we were developing our plan, one of our members commented that he only wanted to hold the drive for the “deserving” poor.