Friday, September 18, 2009

It takes a village...

Just using the infamous phrase that made many scream is risky but she might have been on to something...

"It takes a village to raise a child" is what Hillary Clinton suggested. Many said that what she meant by that was a shirking of parental responsibility and 'government handout' of care was needed to raise a child. Of course, if that's what she meant... well, lets not go there.

However, God does push responsibility past the front door of the house, especially for certain children... like the fatherless.

And just who is the fatherless anyway? It really is important to figure that out you know. Some say if a person has a living father they are not fatherless. They say let the father take responsibility for their offspring. But here's the question... what if they don't? and won't? Is the child fatherless now? Check in with child... would they say they are fatherless?

Isn't it true that if we don't say they are fatherless then we don't feel responsible?

I know that stings a little. I used to think that way too. But I've seen the church make every excuse in the world for not reaching people, for not defending the defenseless, caring for single moms (they're not REAL widows), helping those who need it (they made the bed, they can sleep in it), and for not caring for children who are not being raised with a father in the home.

1. God thinks these people are vulnerable. 2. He told us to help them. 3. They need our help.

Stop making excuses.


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