Church offering shelter to homeless opens in Vatican  

NOW THAT’S HOW YOU DO CHURCH! Can the Vatican get an AMEN? Anyone???

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7 comments

  1. T. F. Thompson · January 13

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-homeless-tentcity-idUSTRE55G01Z20090617

    See link above:

    The largest homeless area I’ve ever been in was in the Philippines. This area contained about 30,000 people right outside Manila. They lived essentially in cardboard boxes, old cars, pieces of metal–anything by which to construct a structure. Young kids, with their parents would also live in the median strips off the roads. Their sole task was to beg for money. The real sad part of this is that the would have to give the greatest portion of their gatherings to the synicates that controlled them.

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    • Agent X · January 13

      I was stunned to hear the newscaster this morning say that this is the 7th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. 7 years! and they estimated 300,000 died. And still Haiti is not healed. Of course they weren’t well before it.

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  2. T. F. Thompson · January 13

    Back in the early 70s, Bangladeshi suffered a mudslide whereas 700,000 died in that one swift calamity. This article was covered in the back of the paper no greater than 3 square inches of space. The comics covered two full pages to include stupid horoscopes.

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    • Agent X · January 13

      I hear ya.

      I have begun praying for Aleppo, joining my prayers with the cries to heaven from there, in recent weeks. And since praying for that city, I am reminded of other places of shame, pain, and despair that went largely below my personal radar during my lifetime, places like Bosnia and Rwanda. And as I pray for Aleppo, I think, those places are still only barely healing. The pain is still strong there. And then I think of Poland in the 30’s and 40’s. I think of how the Allies found Psalm 130:1 scrawled on the gas chamber wall in Dachau when it was liberated, and I think the cries from that depth are still going up to God along with Abel’s blood from the ground. I don’t have enough tears for all the world’s pain, yet I cannot forget it. I carry that burden with me to God in prayer daily!

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      • T. F. Thompson · January 13

        There is no way we should ever forget it. We should constant reminders of all the evil we are capable of doing. Never, should we escape our capabilities.

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      • Agent X · January 13

        Agreed…

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  3. Debi · January 14

    Amen, Vatican!

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