I visit a nursing center with a church group. This center, which will remain unnamed, provides "care" to poor people in a large metropolitan area. Patients are indigent, and most are mentally unstable. Payment to the center is from government assistance. You get what you pay for. It is filthy. Many patients don't even have sheets on their urine-soaked mattresses. There is not enough staff to properly care for the patients, and the staff that are there are too exhausted to care. It smells horrible. This is in America.
We need to think about this. You can't get something for nothing. The people who need the care the most are those least able to pay for it. Whose responsibility is it to care for the "least of these"? If we claim that it is the responsibility of the government, then that is the kind of care we will get, bureaucratic and unloving.
Whose responsibility is it to care for those who cannot care for themselves? They can be taken of by someone who loves them, or by someone who is paid to do it, or they will not be cared for at all. What we need is more people who love and care like Mother Teresa.
There is not a human, political solution to this problem. Genuine love requires sacrifice. We need God.