Embracing free enterprise and economic liberty promotes human dignity and provides the institutional structure in which economic justice and mercy will most likely flourish. However, entrusting the good of society to government coercion leads to despotism and tyranny, which destroy society’s original object. This article explains.
Giving should not be driven only by our neighbour coming to ask for help. It can also be driven by you going to seek your needy neighbour, to model God in his mercy, to be the salt and light in this world. The author encourages Christians to practice the ministry of word and deed, and maps out the challenges and practical ways of getting started.