Tuesday, June 5, 2012

There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.

Ambrose "Fierce" Bierce hit the nail on the head with his remark (quoted above). We can take for granted that our situation is unique and can find out the hard way that, as Holy Beggars, we're drowning a sea of good intention. What's not to understand about helping someone who says she's in need. But maybe we're missing a critical point, somewhere. Is it hereditary? Is there a "begging gene?" How many times have I written about stopping the cycle of intergenerational poverty". While it is the symptom of a social illness, is it a pandemic under scrutiny by public health officials? It does seem to be under discussion up the political ladder and sideways, too.

Maybe our salvation can be jump started from a long time ago. Let's try what we haven't. I know a woman who says she can travel to a timeless place and repair the imbalance in our motivating principles. I'm all for giving it a try. How about you? But I'm sure that in any case,

No matter what ...
Don't forget to ask for the money!