- June 19th, 2009
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“They’re like insects”.
Thus spoke a man that I overheard several months ago who was describing homeless people to a group of his peers.
While this man offered up such charming words of wit, others in the group swapped stories about personal encounters with a homeless person or beggar who they assumed had engaged in some form of scam. Another person offered up complaints about unemployed people receiving some form of benefit from the State.
It is easier to sneer and look down on the poor and justify one’s cold, callous heart when you tell yourself that they are all unworthy, lazy scam artists.
Of course, we all know that the rich have no scam artists.
Ezekiel 16:49-50: “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.”