In the First Reading from today’s Mass, the archangel Raphael has a powerful message about the importance of giving to the poor:
Prayer and fasting are good, but better than either is almsgiving accompanied by righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than abundance with wickedness. It is better to give alms than to store up gold; for almsgiving saves one from death and expiates every sin. Those who regularly give alms shall enjoy a full life; but those habitually guilty of sin are their own worst enemies. (Tobit 12:8-10)
Kind of hard to ignore one of God’s messengers, isn’t it? Here are a few good charities that are endorsed by The Catholic Truth (along with links to their websites). Please consider sending a contribution to one or more of them (or any charity of your choice), remembering the words of the archangel Raphael above. The economic downturn has adversely affected many of these charitable organizations and need your contributions more than ever.
Thank you for your generosity!