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I recently read a passage in the Bible that caught my attention.

“Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed.”

~ Psalm 41:1-3
In life, we often pray for blessings and a higher power to heal, redeem or bless us. When I read this passage from the Bible, one thing that immediately stood out to me was an emphasis on having consideration for the poor. The way the text is written also means not just to think about the poor but to understand and help them to be successful. Following that is a list of good things or blessings that come with it.
As I ponder on this passage, one aspect that comes to me is how I can be thoughtful of those lacking in material possessions and how I can play my part, big or small, to help the poor succeed. That could look just like getting them equipped with skills to break the poverty cycle or to be mindful about giving material goods and opportunities to those who lack.
There is undoubtedly an unending number of opportunities to consider the poor, and we can start by making small gestures to think about the welfare of those in need.
I am currently in Mumbai and see the poor right next to the wealthy. This gives me many opportunities to consider how I can exercise small gestures to be a blessing to the poor.
In our work at Salt Media & Entertainment, we serve several charities in the area of fundraising. Increasingly, I began to see how important it is to use our skills and resources to serve the less privileged. I hope that our work will play a small part in helping break the poverty cycle in the beneficiaries we serve indirectly.
Till the next piece.