We must care for the poor here at homeTo the Sun:
We needed this shelter for the homeless yesterday.
Can you imagine living out in the woods in a tent in the kind of weather we’ve had this winter? I’ve seen the homeless come into the Ark of Mercy Church, freezing from being out in the cold and nearly starved to death.
Every city in America ought to have homeless shelters. It’s shameful that the most powerful and richest nation in the world has people living on the streets, staying under bridges or in boxes to survive.
Our soldiers die in wars or come back severely handicapped for the rest of their lives. A lot of them are homeless, and they have to fight the government for help. They’re good enough to fight for our country, but not good enough to get help.
People need to be helped and praised while they’re living. The Lord tells us the poor will always be with us, and we are our brother’s keeper. Giving and love is what it’s all about. The poor are not to be mocked.
Most folks are a paycheck or two away from being on the streets.
We’ve wasted billions on these wars and on the elite Wall Street people and automobile manufacturers, yet the soup kitchens are getting bigger everywhere, health care is still not available to all, senior citizens programs are cut and cost-of-living raises were given to members of Congress — like they really need it!
No mention was made in the president’s recent State of the Union Address of the plight of the poor and the homeless.
I realize there are poor and hungry people all over the world, and our nation needs to help. But charity begins at home — in the USA.
Winchester’s leaders have been spending the taxpayers’ money like drunken sailors for many years on million-dollar projects, and it’s way past time we take care of God’s children, the poor, in our own community. Enough talking! We need to walk the walk.
Poor people take care of poor people, plain and simple. That has always been the way.
As taxpayers, we all pay each time Air Force One lifts off the ground to go to places we can only dream of, and when leaders enjoy lavish state dinners.
You reckon our current and past leaders have given poor people any thought? No!
Bonnie F. Adams