Organized welfare work is, of course, necessary; but the gaps in it must be filled by personal service, performed with loving kindness.
We cannot abdicate our conscience to an organization, nor to a government. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Most certainly I am! I cannot escape my responsibility by saying the State will do all that is necessary. It is a tragedy that nowadays so many think and feel otherwise.
Albert Schweitzer, as quoted in “The Moral Compass” edited by William J. Bennett