Christian Charity, the lack thereof...Truth Is...
When Charity is Lacking
Truth Is ministries is taking a "time out" to share with you something pertaining to the subject of his most recent Hub(s) dealing with Charity and Today's Church.
Most of what I have written about comes from my own observing behaviors, attitudes, actions, and generally(most often) NON-action(s) of various churches and church groups unwilling to offer substantive aid for people that I have met accross the country. In particular there is a man that was a working man that unfortunately lost his job through no fault of his own. He went from agency to agency, then subsequently from church-to-church seeking help. He has a family which includes NEW BORN GRANDSON. ...
Well, for two entire months this gentleman put in hours searching for work during the day, all on foot and covering several miles. A good idea except that he is hypoglycemic and has high blood pressure along with emphysema and the ardorous trreks on little and mostly no food eventually took it's toll on his health. Coupled with this is the fact that he has now lost his residence and all his belongings in an illegal eviction.
The sad part is that he approached several clergy members seeking help to get hot meals, to get his clothes washed so that he could be presentable when job-seeking, maybe a bus pas. The man couldn't even get ANY of these "righteous" people to even supply him a much needed roll of toilet paper! Truth!!!
Now he's on the street with nothing, having received very few hot meals and being offered clothing well before he actually neded it(he only needed to do laundry, but was offered MORE clothing to add to the already high pile of dirty laundry!
Tis is quite distressing to witness and hopefully enough to spark you not only to outrage, but action. If helping people is such a hardship now for today's church, what will it be like when things get harsher as the bible foretells that it shall? How dare we be so selfish and then have the audacity to praise GOD AND EXPECT HIS CONTINUED BLESSING(S)!
I actually spoke with many of these people and the reasons they gave mirrored those featured in the three part series before this hub. They look for reasons not to help and ways to deflect their God-given responsibility onto others.
Am I my brother's keeper? YES! We are supposed to be. If we feel otherwise, then "Woe unto thee!..." Isaiah 1:7-15 comes to mind and admonishes that your worship can be unacceptable to God when you THINK you are doing something wonderful. Matthew 7:21 is yet another reference. How often Jesus cautioned to care for those in need. He even said to give your enemy your coat...YOUR ENEMY!
In any event, this is a call to any and all who actually DO have Christ in them to assist this man and his family. Those who are willing please contact Truth Is...at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience for details on how it can be mad to happen and what you may do.
Until the next time I bid you God's love and ...mercy