2015 is the “Year of the Poor” as declared by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). This is in relation to the theme of Pope Francis’ visit to the country last January, “Mercy and Compassion”. The Catholic leader encouraged the people to show real compassion to the needy by acting out of it. This means not just feeling pity for them, but taking actions to help in every way possible.
You do not need to be rich for you to be able to help the poor. Not at all times you need money to help them out. You can even do it with friends or an organization to minimize your expenses and at the same gather more assistance in your project. Moreover, you do not have to do this to a whole barangay. You can touch one life or family at a time. Here are 100 simple ways that you can do when compassion moves you to help the poor: [Read more…]