Christians the poor and refugees a reminder 

I believe most religions tell us to have compassion and to help the poor especially the children.  Christian faith we are certainly told to do so.  

I have had many conversations in social media with my Christian American friends about welfare for the poor.  I often see belittling of the poor.  Example,  they should be drug tested.  Much of this is brought on by ignorance thru false news posted on Facebook. Florida was the first state to implement drug testing for welfare/food stamps. Turns out the cost on the program cost the tax payers more than it saved. Turns out the poor use less drugs than the general public.  But for me the bigger issue is in Christ message we don’t hear of excuses for not helping the poor. 


Refugees 


The reason I hear for turning our back on refugees is usual fear and again ignorance.  Fear of them being terrorists and ignorance of the vetting process. But again as a Christian we are told not to be afraid and to do what is right. 


No one left to speak for me. By jackie

:by Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis‘ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. 

Today important for us to speak up just as it was in nazi Germany. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…?wprov=sfla1

Every arm of the country’s sophisticated bureaucracy was involved in the killing process. Parish churches and the Interior Ministry supplied birth records showing who was Jewish; the Post Office delivered the deportation and denaturalization orders; the Finance Ministry confiscated Jewish property; German firms fired Jewish workers and disenfranchised Jewish stockholders.

Good people staying silent leads to this


Today in the USA and other parts of the world fear,  ignorance ignore the plight of refugees,  illegal immigrants. Grown men scared What scared of children