This is a remarkable lesson in compassion. It is a good example of how those of us who have so much should be willing to share with those who have so little. It is a model to avoid greed and selfishness.
James Otis lost a lot in his short life. The pastor in his church challenges the people to share with a family who lost everything in a fire. James has a hard time deciding what he can give. He has very little to share with others. He discovers the joy of giving.