Columbia, SC — There are many good nonprofit agencies that serve the poor, including The Salvation Army. It is a shame that it adopted the slogan, “Doing the Most Good,” which suggests it is doing a better job than the other agencies.
The way I read scripture, Christ was humble and did not brag about helping the poor. The Salvation Army needs to concentrate on assisting the poor and not engage in tactics that encourage the public to think it is better than other agencies doing the same thing.
Humility is a character trait The Salvation Army encourages those it assists to adopt. It appears that its leadership needs a lesson in humility.