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When poverty and calamity strikes (Proverbs 17:5)

Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker;
    he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.


Believe it or not there really are people who love to laugh at some other peoples’ expense. There are those who still find it rejoicing when their fellowmen are suffering. Such persons I think are not of their sound minds. They need counseling. A certain instance that makes me sick is hearing in the news that victims of fire were also robbed by some opportunistic burglars. See? While the sufferers were panicking, they were busy picking off which appliance to steal! Acts such as those will never be hidden in the eyes of God.

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself”, He said. We all are God’s creations. We have to understand that we are all important in the eyes of God. Instead of mocking the poor, why not lend a hand or pray for their prosperity? The gift of financial wealth is such a big thing so we must be thankful and share what we have to those who lack it.Assume that every time you see a poor person, it is God whom you had encountered.

Thank God I haven’t heard personally someone laugh after knowing that a calamity had strike a country or a region for example. I will strangle that person’s neck if I could to bring him back to reality.Lol. Being a victim of a disaster could be traumatic and life-changing. Some lose their houses, properties, relatives and others were not able to survive it. Even if that person is your enemy, you shouldn’t be glad of it. Pray for them and show them that we care. Put your feet in their shoes and empathize.

Poverty and calamity bring out positivity out of these negative situations. During such times we are given opportunities to do good to other people, do not dare miss it!

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