600 children crammed into a shelter to survive while DC rolls in a budget surplus. What is wrong with this picture?
This article in the Washington Post sums up yet another way we are failing our wonderful society. How much longer will we put politics and business before human lives? Our real self interest and survival as true humanity begins with how we embrace the stranger, and care for one another. If business want to be treated with the same rights as individuals, then it is in the best interest of business to also care for all indivduals.
Jesus did not come to heal the healthy, but the sick. If we ran into Jesus on the streets today, how would he see us at work? What are we healing when homelessness destroys the health of our communities? Who are we healing when 600 children are suffering in poverty and in homeless shelters while the wealth of our country ignores them dying on the streets that are paid for by our tax dollars?
Meditate: Washington DC has a $417,000,000 budget surplus and 600 homeless children who need a home. What can I do?
Prayer: God you have never held back you love for us, we pray that we will never hold back our love for you and for others. We pray for Asia and Elayshia Brown, for their safety and for a home to live in.