The Micah Mandate: Turning the other cheek on tough love

I think many Christians have an inbuilt desire to help. As such, more often than not, Padma got money, food, transport and other amenities. However, Padma eventually tried the patience of the very most patient in the congregation.

Why is it when we are faced head-on with someone like Padma, it is so much easier to give them what they ask for, even if it is to their eventual detriment? Why is it more difficult to take tougher stance of saying, “No, please get yourself together and be useful,” For isn’t being useful something asked of us? Isn’t this one of the meanings of ‘salt of the earth’?

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