28 comments on ““The Riches of the Poor”

    • Dearest Heidi, thank you for bringing to mind Isaiah 58 … truly the fast that the Lord has chosen for us includes sharing our bread with the hungry, to bring to our house the poor who are cast out, and to clothe the naked”. Yes, may our Christian love be measurable by our deeds towards our fellowmen.

  1. I’ve been following this tragedy via TV and internet. Singapore now has a relief team on site and with not an unsubstantial amount of monetary help. Not enough, I’m sure but the collection boxes here are continue to remain open.

    The people who held the parasols for you and your daughter – it’s amazing and educational that people with so little – give so much.

    Peace and blessings,

    • The Philippine people are overwhelmed by the response of aid from all over the world, and truly thankful for Singapore’s relief efforts. Yes, you said it succinctly, Eric. People with so little give so much.

      Peace and blessings,

  2. This is beautiful, Dee. Indeed, when we are without the burdens of wealth, we find comfort in our smallness, in the meakness of merely being loved. When we have nothing, that is when we realize the greatest of all the gifts we have to offer………. Love to you and these people (your children). ~ Bobbie

    • Such profound thoughts you share, Bobbie. The heart of the matter is as you say, “when we have nothing, that is when we realize the greatest of all gifts we have to offer — Love”. Our love to you, Dee

  3. Beautifully written. Their destitute situation, yet having such a humbled spirit is like those in the scripture passage of Christ’s beatitudes, the one in particular that applies here; “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 5:3

  4. I remember when a high school counselor asked, “Who has parents who make under (x amount)? If you do, then you’re considered poverty.” I didn’t raise my hand. I hadn’t know at that point that I was in poverty. I consider poverty a condition of the heart – not the pocketbook. I was rich in family, faith – and love. That currency goes much further than gold. Thank you for this story – for this story of richness in the midst of crisis and loss.

    • Your words resonate with me, that “Poverty is a condition of the heart, not the pocketbook”. Praise God that you were raised, and have a family that is rich in faith and love. I hear the depths of truth in your words, that that currency goes much further than gold. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, and for visiting my blog. Blessings to you.

  5. What is there to say that isn’t mixed with salt that rolls down into our very souls at such horrific pain! God be their strength and comfort as we seek to do His works. Blessings dear. Happy Thanksgiving ~in his joy. Faithfully Debbie

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