Families whose luck and blessings have experienced peaks and valleys. Families who survived their valleys because of programs that allowed them to have some form of daily nutrition and some way to maintain a roof over their head. Families who were able to rise out of those valleys to secure sound employment. Families whose children are able to attend college as first-generation students through scholarships combined with grants and loans offered at low rates.
We must redefine welfare in America. In some cases we should rectify abuses, but in other cases we need to recognize that helping poor students and hard-working families is a Godly thing to do, allowing them the opportunity to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps.”
We must be thankful for what we have, compassionate for those who have not, and understanding that we could easily be in their shoes. “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.” — Matthew 25:40.