When I was younger, I was told that it’s hard for older people to change. That didn’t resonate with me at the time, but now that I’m older, it does. Due to my wife’s disability, she started to buy clothes and other things on the internet, rather than at a store. So, I decided to enter the 21st century and buy a jacket online. I just sent the 3rd jacket back because it didn’t fit either.
Then I spotted an ad for a clothing item that sounded too good to be true. It said, one size fits all. Now that may be true, but what they don’t tell you is that you have to give up breathing to wear it. I guess I’ll have to go “old school” and actually take a jacket off a rack and buy one that fits and even makes me look better than I actually am.
That’s my segue into the subject of how we, as a society, are addressing the increasing problems faced by our disadvantaged population.
I have attended seminars and read books since the 1960’s that focused on solving the social ills of the day. These were the efforts of very bright people who were convinced that their “one size fits all” solution was the answer to an escalating problem. Yet here I am, almost 60 years later still attending meetings, and things have only gone from bad to worse.
Deuteronomy 15:11 says that “the poor will always be in the land. So, I tell you to be free in giving to your brother, to those in need, and to the poor in your land.”
Bread of Life doesn’t have all the answers to all of societies problems, but we treat each individuals need personally because “one size doesn’t fit all.”