You don't realize what you have until you have nothing. When you have Nothing- You need Everything.
Have you ever driven up to your home and it was not there? Where do you turn first? Ihave had this experience of driving up to the house where your family lived and finding 'it was not there,' burned to the ground, when I was only 18 years old. At that time in 1959 my family saw so much love and generosity from the community. That was almost unbelievable. I can put myself in the shoes of a family I see going through this now.
It appears today many people can give until it hurts...immediately, without reservation or question when the need is in a distant place ~ [another state, area or country]. When the need is in "our own neighborhood"..[ community/church ] we sometimes respond differently-with more cautious generosity. Why is that?