Our blessings are intended to overflow to others. Therefore, those who are blessed with material goods should be generous with those in need. Some conclude that people are needy through some fault of their own, but this kind of reasoning makes it easy to close our hearts and hands to those who are in real need of help.
Let us not forget that some of those in need are often victims of an unjust society. We are not to invent reasons for ignoring people in need, instead we are to respond to their needs in the best way we can. We should help others because it is right, not because we’ll benefit from it personally.