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Matthew Patrick Charity begins at home - do you agree? Some people think that charity should and does begin at home; others think that it does not begin at home but in your community, most of the time it depends what you would class as where your home is. Some people would class your home as your house and the building you live in, others would class it as the surrounding area like the town, village or city you live in. If it was possible for Christians to help everyone as they started out then they would as they learn in the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) it is good to help anyone that is in need no matter what race/religion they maybe. Many Christians have good reasons for doing charity work and why they actually do it. Christians feel that it is their duty to help the less fortunate in anyway possible no matter what, in the bible it tells them that you must ...read more.


Although some people who are not Christians and do not fully believe in God, may not think it is their duty to help the poor and needy, maybe because they like to rely on other people or they do not have the guidance of God and the guidance of the teachings and the bible that play such an important role and influence on Christians. Most Christians will agree with the statement "Charity begins at home - do you agree?" as they take home as the whole world as God says "I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds and all of the wild animals. Subdue the earth and rule over every living creature" which basically means that he puts his faithful Christians in charge of the world as so therefore the world is their home. One of the main reasons that the Christians do want to help the less fortunate is that they have many teachings about helping the less fortunate, poor and needy. ...read more.


Overall, I think that charity does begin at home; although my home would be the whole world. I feel that it is important to have a starting point in most things, I'm sure many people would but in the case of charity work you can start anywhere, whether it is just sending a donation over to a charity which helps and benefits the third world country, or whether you actually go out there and take proper action of helping the people by teaching them or building for them. I believe that the people in the third world, the poor and the needy need to rely on us to help them, they are not strong enough to rely on themselves and people who don't realise that need to and help them themselves instead of being selfish and saying something like they should sort their own problems out, it has nothing to do with me. This is the wrong attitude to take, and in a serious situation like this you need to take the right actions and right attitude. ...read more.

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