“When harvesting the grain in your field, if you forgot a sheaf of grain there, you are not to go back and get it; it will remain there for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow, so that ADONAI your God will bless you in all the work you do. When you beat your olive tree, you are not to go back over the branches again; the olives that are left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow. When you gather the grapes from your vineyard, you are not to return and pick grapes a second time; what is left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt. That is why I am ordering you to do this.
We forget it is our responsibility to take care of the less fortunate not the government. As believers we are commanded to care for all those around us who need help.
Dear Lord forgive us as the body who have failed in taking care of our fellow man so that a secular government has become the caretakers of the need and not us so that we can show Your light in this world. Amen