At the base of “Maslow's pyramid of needs” we find physiological needs: food, shelter, clothes, and personal hygiene. These needs are universality recognized as vital for basic survival. The gifts of water and bread to strangers, is still rooted in many cultures, because they can mean the difference between living and dying. This may also be why food, water, clothing, hospitality, and care for the sick or prisoner are included in the parable of the final judgment in Matthew 25.
However, human needs are not only physiological. People also long for safety and stability in their health, employment, personal resources, and belongingness, love, accomplishment, meaning, and purpose. These levels of needs not only complement each other but they also interrelate and intermingle. Thus caring should ideally be a holistic endeavor.
Involving yourself in caring for others “Wholistic Relief & Caring” will present you ways to include other aspects of care in your ministry so as to work towards making men and women whole.
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