Answer: The world is full of needy people who are dying of starvation. However, I am incapable of correcting the world directly. My task is to bring it closer to the Creator. This is precisely the general approach we should have with regard to the problems of humanity.
In fact, the world does not need money or bread; it needs the Upper Light, which will fill and organize everything. It will treat all ills. I can only, through my inclusion in the group, bring the Light closer to the world. Together with the group, I can aspire to the Light, reveal the need for it to be corrected, and the correction will flow through us to everyone. This is what I am working on.
On the other hand, if I try to help Africa or another region in need, this will not do anything. Today, we see this after all the efforts of philanthropists or other “benefactors.” Only the Light will help the world.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/16/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam