The goal of doing good
The goal of every social service, whether governmental or private, ministry or secular, should be to help improve the life of another.
Don't just help someone with their job, help them with their life.
Don't just help someone find a home, help them with their family.
Don't just feed them a meal, give them something that will nourish them.
Don't give teach a class, inspire a desire to learn.
Don't just preach a lesson, inspire spiritual growth.
Don't just babysit kids, interact with them.
If the goal is to do a task, that will leave people with the root cause of their pain. If your goal is to make a lasting difference, you will help solve their most entrenched problems.
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