We want to care. We want to be genuine in our love. We want to spread the hope of the gospel.
There’s another reason too. The bible says, “At the present time, your surplus will meet their need, so that in turn their surplus will meet your need. Then there will be equality” (v. 14). We believe that as we go, and give what we have, we too will receive much from the people. Not necessarily material give and take, but a much more imminent meaning, that many of us in the Western world miss.
Its not a one way street.