God tells us to take care of the poor. Meanwhile, most Christians equate poverty with welfare and think that they deserve what they get. We stereotype the poor and therefore we don’t help anyone.
Somehow, we have to get past these stereotypes and realize that some people are legitimately in need and we are commanded to do what we can to help them.
“The generous soul will be made rich” (Proverbs 11:25).
“They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do” (Galatians 2:10).