We all have them whether we acknowledge them or not. My first interaction with homeless people shocked me. The county and other non profit organizations had helped them get a room in a shared house. It was a couple and they had two brand new, top of the line lap tops and the best cell phones money could buy. They went regularly to Catholic Charities, Salvation Army and any other organization that helped with food, gas, and heating expenses. They lasted less han six months because rent was not a priority. That was before Ipads, Kindles, and Nooks.
Knowing that someone is two months behind in rent, chose a low paying job that is now getting 32 or less hours a week and choosing to buy health supplements that the are not regularly taking. Priorities.
I guess I have always believed God first, basic life next; food, transport to job, a roof over your head, and basic clothing. Those are my priorities. I guess I don't understand people not willing to take care of their basic needs.
But then, there are people that I can't invite into my house because immaculent housekeeping is not a priority of mine. I would like to de-clutter but it takes me too much space to de clutter.