I have a good friend who is from the local community in South Africa near my home. He organizes a number of after school programs to create hope in the young people.
He regularly tells me stores of how he receives cookie donations from older (insert the race which is economically better off) for his young, poor (insert economically worse off race) kids.
“These folks feel so good about helping these poor kids!”
This friend is an honest voice in my life to point out the sometimes misguided attempts to help people. I’m so grateful for this refreshingly honest voice.
He can tell when people really love those they are serving or if they are merely looking for photo ops or feel good moments.