Abba’s way understand helpfulness to be enablement. That was Jesus’ understanding. He did not make people dependent.
Each of the posts below offers a brief window to helpfulness in the spirit of Abba’s way.
Helpfulness Not Charity — a Quadpome
Helpfulness Not Charity takes the position that charity engenders helplessness while helpfulness engenders self-respect.
Helpfulness – Verse by Stephen C. Rose
Helpfulness – the Lost Value
Helpfulness seems to have been relegated to various disciplines and removed from the discussion of why we are here in the first place. Religion needs to change that or opt out entirely.