"What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord God of hosts." Isaiah 3:15. What is it like to be poor? Can anybody brought up in the cushy-comfort of our affluent middle class ever understand what it's like to be on the receiving end of the dole? I got a good taste of it the other day. My friend had been through some bad luck this past year. Her husband had some mental hangups he couldn't resolve, and, instead of seeking treatment, he deserted her and their two kids. With a third child on the way, she couldn't immediately go to work. Her folks lived 4,000 miles away. Since she couldn't work or move, welfare was her only alternative.
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