There is a long list of those that needs help but I take it as a special case to mention the beggars with whom I remember one time I read a news item where city hall department group of employees specializing in arresting those people with big heart who are caught giving few loose coins to the poor beggars. I just hope with the coming of Pope Francis, our local lawmakers will be brave enough to revoke that city ordinance against mendicancy. It has not done anything good to the life of the poor beggars but only succeeded in making their life more miserable.
Footnote: This comment came out in connection with a news item in The FREEMAN, entitled, "Mercy and compassion: If the government only has them." It came out on January 16, 2015.