What breaks poverty?

In a season where there is a lot of political conversation, I am reminded that there are lots of conversations and promises related to poverty. Yet, very little has been accomplished in the war on poverty.

I often hear about how more programs and more money will move the needle to alleviate poverty. But in reality, neither programs or money alone actually makes a difference. Relationships are what is needed to make a difference.

Yet, the purpose of government is not to create relationships. But WE are, and this is a personal responsibility for each of us.

The question is… will I step up?