What people say to “Charity Begins At Home”

14/09/2013 at 4:59 pm 2 comments

Since it was first said by Martin Chuzzlewit in a Dickens novel, the slogan “Charity begins at home” has been used and abused many a time.

 

So what does it mean, actually?

(click on the texts in bold to open the article in question)

 

The original meaning is that charity begins in the home – that is to say “kids learn charity in the home,” says Hugh Mackay:

Children born into poverty don’t choose to be born into poverty, argues this blog post:

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