Rev: "RedE, I am all eyes and ears to read and hear about the ways you practice compassion and serve the needy. Naturally, without judging your motives, I will take you at your word."

What is the relevance? This is not a place to grandstand and boast of our moral and ethical achievements, nor is it a compassion competition - if I were, then I have no doubt that both you and I would lose, both being human. That's far from the point. The point being that the world is not a level playing field of equal opportunity for all. This you must know well enough, yet you seem to be ignoring the fact, and insisting that people have only themselves to blame for remaining in poverty. I'd be delighted if you would tell me that you didn't say that, and that I misunderstood you.