Have you seen those ads for the ‘packages that are supposedly for the people who have no place to live? I don’t get it. So many talk about “volunteering” at shelters and soup kitchens. Wich they rarely actually do. They go to church to hear a feel good message, ignore those poor sick and suffering outside the doors, give ten percent to build bigger churches and call themselves “Christian?” Jesus Himself had no place to lay His head. God commanded us to feed the hungry and house the homeless Yet anyone who expresses concern or compassion for these helpless ones is instantly labeled “crazy.” If you ask someone to assist they will either call you insane or claim they have “no money.” Yet a popular movie recently grossed a billion dollars. It seems Americans have the funds for everything but caring for those Jesus told us to help. You hear complaints about the lives of the inmates in prison who have committed the most violent and senseless crimes, yet not a word for those who are left with no place to go. People do not do things like donate their time-if it even happens-at shelters and soup kitchens or assemble packages because they care. It is their concience cleaner. If I hear another word abut “tithing’ while there is another soul sleeping on the sidewalk…. Judgement begins at the house of God. Another word about “missions” and preachers complaining about those who think funds should be kept here but shipped overseas while our children sleep in cars and doorways I am going to scream. Affluence is now equated with piety. The lifting up of self. No consideration for these poor souls-who need Jesus just as much. A famous athlete is applauded for mentioning making a difference but of course not actually doing anything. An actor makes millions and does not lift a finger yet he is called “Christian” because he talks abut praying? Mind if I vomit? The holy Son of God said “feed my sheep.” Yet this is totally forgotten in the rock music and pep talk sermon filled churches. You hear so claims about being “pro-life” and shutting down Planned parenthood-and they should be shut down-but nothing about caring for babies being born in America’s parks. Every day many die alone in the streets of the USA. while how much money is wasted on gadgets, phones, lottery, dvd’s, sports, gambling, fast food, internet, vacations Plans are underway to renovate the civic enter where I live. It is going to be amazing. Yet It will cost a fortune. And no concern is shown for those in the tent city. Why not use the money to build more shelters or housing? How can anyone call themselves “Christian” in this country while abandoning those Jesus came to save? If I hear about “raising awareness” about Autism while no action is taken to actually help those on the spectrum with no roof over their heads, well..I can’t take it anymore. The Lord drove out of the temple those who were throwing their money around but were not doing anything for the poor as He had instructed.
Our soldiers are called heroes while serving overseas. That is till they return home maimed and handicapped and lose the roof over their heads. If I hear once more that that those living and dying in our streets are “crazy” as if it were an excuse for ignoring them. If they are mentally ill why is no effort being made to treat them? Enough with the stupid packages!! Do something!!! How long will God-and we-stand by and watch? Matthew 25:40-40
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ “Then he will say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me…’