Employers are cutting hundreds of thousands of jobs as Covid-19 continues to hit the economy. While many parts of the country went into lockdown to combat the spread of the virus, unemployment numbers have been rising sharply. How high could the unemployment rate go? (www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52660591)
Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and simply do not know what to do. Jesus says in the gospel that we should help those who are homeless and have nothing to eat but how can we do this? The two organisations highlighted today by the feature below may help us to answer Jesus' call to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
’The Prodigal son’ is a term used referring to someone spending resources freely and recklessly. This description refers the one brother from Luke Ch15. The Prodigal Son is the description of a young man who asked for his inheritance from his father, then he squanders his money & lives a life of debauchery until his inheritance runs out.
What’s changed today is that the pandemic has put people out of work, through no fault of their own. Some in society are ruining their lives with drugs and alcohol abuse or through unemployment can't pay their bills and so become homeless. Your help by donating non perishable food and clothing allows establishments like Manna House and the Macari Centre, to support individuals trying to turn their lives around in their time of their adversity. Thank you so much for your support!