Desperate people doing desperate things. Seeking something...or...seeking Someone. The poor will always be. Poor because they have no means, or poor spiritually, though it could be both. We look out our windows and see them searching, and we do nothing, as we sit comfortably in our chairs. Giving to the poor doesn't always mean giving them money. Maybe it's a bite to eat, a place to lay their head, or maybe it's food for their soul...the gospel. Are they sick? Are they in prison? Go and help them. Many people are afraid to go up to a homeless person. Though there may be some that are harder to approach than others, we can pray for them, or give them a smile. Everyone needs Jesus.
Digging through the trash to find something of value is like us digging for something we yearn for in our hearts. We seek out things that we think might make us happy and yet they don't. Nothing we rummage through makes a difference until we find Jesus. We just need to find the right place to find our treasures. The poor need that more than ever, because they are mostly forgotten by their family and by society. They are outcasts. But you want to know the truth? So were we. And, Jesus was basically and outcast in society's eyes. He did not have a home of His own, and most people ignored Him. We need to love our neighbor's as ourselves. Our neighbors are not just those who have a house across the street. Our neighbors may not even have a house. Don't ignore those who seem so different than yourselves, just because they aren't as fortunate as you. Help those in need and God will reward you.