“Shameful” Poverty in Rich America

The Pope’s envoy said, “Many were struck by … poverty, at times shameful, in rich America.”

It’s not the fact that there is poverty at all but what kind of poverty it is. We’re not poor. We’re rich. Our poverty is only shameful because we have allowed others to be poor without having to work.

I’ve been poor. My daddy worked 20 hours a day to feed us. We didn’t have much to eat. That was not shameful.

What is shameful is that people will take handouts all the time and never even attempt to work. Those people will “make” more than someone who is working constantly for an honest wage.

That’s the shameful poverty in rich America.

I found the article on the pope’s envoy at Stones Cry Out.