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. 


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. 


Last hospital Alleppo bomb by Russia. Silence from Christians by jackie

Russian planes have destroyed the last hospital in Aleppo.  I am American why should I care? 

These photos from the PBS News Hour 

Why I care is because my faith demands that I care and speak up and not sit silent. 

My faith says love your neighbor as yourself

My faith say we are all God creatures

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 

From the Guardian News

The wounded are dying, a patient whose stomach is open in the operations room has to be abandoned, women are leaving delivery rooms still bleeding because the hospitals are getting attacked, babies are dying because oxygen tanks are empty and generators aren’t working.”

Why are so many Christians silent?