Why Should I?

Why Should I?


Why should I give aid to someone
I don’t even know?
Why should I give money
to a homeless man to blow?
Just because they’re out of work…
should I help give them food?
If I spend cash upon myself,
am I considered rude?

Because their shirt and jeans are worn…
should I give them clothes?
Should I be concerned they’re sad,
and should I share their woes?
Should it matter they are aged
and feeble in their health?
Should it mean a thing to me
they’re poor… and I have wealth?

Should I care of their problems?
Or of their desperate plight?
Should I care they may not sleep
in a bed tonight?
Should I assist in helping them
in any way at all?
If I take care of “my” own needs…
is my thinking small?


You were given aid from parents
at the time of your arrival.
Although you were helpless,
they guaranteed your own survival.
You performed no labor …
your Mother did it all.
You could never feed yourself…
You were much too small..

You arrived here naked …
you were bathed, and then kept warm.
You had someone capable
to protect you from all harm.
When you were hungry and cried out,
you were kindly fed.
When you were filled, you then slept…
you had no fear or dread.

You grew from infant to a child…
you had need of clothing.
You were given clothes to wear
with love and not with loathing.
In all phases of your growth
your many needs were filled.
Your needs were all furnished
and no grounds have you tilled.

GOD has given us a life…
much more precious than we know.
What we do, with what we got,
will ultimately show.
Do we appreciate HIS gifts?
Are we selfish when “we’re” blessed?
Do we really care of our fellow man…
or is it just professed?

C.C. ©October 9, 2006


And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me.

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 25:32-46

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