The Sunday school manual quotes Jeffrey R. Holland in this regard:
- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said: “I know we can each do something,
however small that act may seem to be. We can pay an honest tithe and
give our fast and freewill offerings. … And we can watch for other ways
to help. To worthy causes and needy people, we can give time if we don’t
have money, and we can give love when our time runs out. We can share
the loaves we have and trust God that the cruse of oil will not fail” He also said that the widow’s response when Elijah asked her for food
was an “expression of faith—as great, under these circumstances, as any I
know in the scriptures. … Perhaps uncertain what the cost of her faith
would be … , she first took her small loaf to Elijah, obviously trusting
that if there were not enough bread left over, at least she and her son
would have died in an act of pure charity” (in Conference Report, Apr.
The bottom line, we are all called to help others no matter circumstance in life, and at the same time benefit from the service of others.