Facing up to poverty and raw human need is a complex business. It challenges our culture, lifestyle, busyness, assumptions and comfort zones. Some Christians get angry and defensive when poverty comes knocking on the door. Some give money and hope that nothing else is required. Some are overcome with compassion and identification. Some get taken for a ride. Some give until it hurts.
From the book "The Myth of the Undeserving Poor - A Christian Response to Poverty in Britain Today"