in response to Holley...
I think I told you that I had asked churches, even the one I had attended for 10 years. My husband became sick 6 years after we began to attend and I had to stay home taking care of him. My pastor told me that I was lazy, and needed to go get a job and stop leaning on my husband. He couldn't stand without assistance, mine, nor walk, or dress himself, feed himself, or bath himself. I had to do it all including drive him to his Dr. appointments. I was having to get him up and down stairs, in and out of the car we had,
but there were times that I had to call out for help. My son's had moved to Tenn. and left me to do everything alone, even though they claimed to love us. They promised my husband on his death bed that they would look after me. Translation, until the money is gone. They forgot to tell him that they intended to take the money and put me out of their homes'. Then they told me that leaving was my ideal. A total stranger stepped in and helpped me, when my son
threatened to slap me around, my new friend was on the phone with me, and heard him. My son had been drinking, but my friend saw no reason for his meaness either. He drove to Tenn. from Al. and brought me back with him. When his finantual picture crumbed, he told me that I needed to find another place to go. I haven't been able to find another person willing to give an assist. I have gone all out to show people why I would be a good envestment, but they take from me, promising to give back. They never do. I have blown up balloons for their children, and the most of them walk off with out showing any appreciation for my balloon and my air. These balloons aren't easy to blow up by mouth, and I've made them prove it for themselves, yet they still act like I owed it to them.
Church people are the worst. They just say God bless you and walk off even after they have found out that you are a homeless widow.
Isn't that just the way God told them to be? Absolutely not.
There isn't a single Pastor that has been willing to show any compassion, which was one of the main things Jesus taught his deciples to show their fellow man. It really makes me wonder what these men were reading during their lessons in theology. It couldn't have been the Word of God. He only called one woman a dog, but then told his deciples that her faith was great when she answered his envocation toward her. He said that it was not meat to give the children's meat to the dogs'. She answered truth Lord, but the dogs laying under the table eat of the children's crumbs which fall from the table. For this he answered her request and delivered her daughter from demon possession. It was the same with Jarious, and Peter's mother. Jesus wasn't mean, but he wasn't a push over either.It was Jesus that laid his life down for us and told us that greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for a friend.
I find that there isn't any man that has shown me that Godly kind of love, out side of the stranger that helpped me when I had nobody
Jesus told us that we are to treat everyone ass if they were an angel of God. Do we really do that? If you said yes, you most likely lied. I have helpped people when I was down many times, but when I needed help, they were unable to give me a hand, because they were going out to eat. I've sent help by mail, I've taken people out and fed them, provided clothing, and housed them. I think that is why God sent a stranger to help me when I had no place to go.
I have kin that have never met me, and they are such hypocritical
Christians that they can't lift a finger to assist their widowed cousin