Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want.” (NIV Mark 14:7a). Such is this world’s condition since the Fall of Adam. There is unequal distribution of wealth, some are rich and some are poor. The Lord will set things right in his own good time. In the meantime, we are encouraged to help the poor, the widows and the fatherless — those who are needy if we can.
These young Aetas, come to the city during Christmas time to beg for alms. It is always heart-breaking to see the poor in their poverty. In this photo, the two boys smiled not expecting that I had a camera focused on them as they approached me. It surprised them I guess. The other boy was kind of shy and hid behind the boy in front of him.