12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. 14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality.
Often, we see things differently, but our purpose is to show compassion, respect, and acceptance in their differences. For we are made to be good stewards of everything God has created.