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The Difference between the Humanitarian and the Faithful Servant of Christ

Anthony Esolen, The STREAM

In the US we have become used to government welfare programs. There are hundreds of programs for assistance with income, housing, food, medical care, utilities, child care, and even telephones. Welfare spending by the federal government and state governments combined topped $1 Trillion in 2011 and continues to soar. Do such astronomical numbers accurately measure our compassion for the less fortunate? Is humanitarian aid, provided by the government through taxpayer dollars, what is really needed?

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