It’s not my way. Did I say don’t teach someone to fish? You’re trying to put words in my posts again. I’ve talked here about many ways of alleviating suffering… drilling clean water wells, building shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals, curing diseases, etc.Well I agree there is a lot of suffering and poor. But the fact is we first believe in self relaince and not enabling. We teach self reliance while we give them aid until they can do for themselves..... If we did it your way, the suffering would continue and people would not want to help themselves. Give a man a fish and he can live for a day, teach a man to fish and he can provide for himself and his family forever...
What did Christ say about it when He gave us His instructions?
Matt 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Matt 6:19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
He didn’t say to let children starve to death if their parents don’t fish. There were no conditions on the helping. It was just if someone is hungry, feed them.