Monday, August 26, 2013

America First!

"God Bless America and no one else".  That's how the song goes, right?  Of course it does, or it should anyway.  It's even in the Bible, "Feed the needy and clothe the poor that live in America, and all the glories of Heaven will be yours".  You can find that verse right there in 2 Parentheses 2:65.

Calm down, I'm only being facetious.  I actually get very angered by the sentiment (or lack of) of some people.  Honestly, I do pray that God "blesses America", as the song begs.  However, I think it's very crude for people to think that the poor in America are as bad off as the poorest in the world and therefore think that no foreign aid is warranted.  It's a joke, really.

I feel sorry for the man in this picture, I really do.  But, just the fact that he lives in the United States means that he has a chance.  It means that he can go somewhere and people will help him.  As long as he's not dead, he can always chase the "American Dream".  It also means that millions and millions of people would trade places with him in an instant.  People don't cross our borders illegally because they want to live in destitution.  They want what all Americans have --a chance.


This person doesn't care enough to show up for class, but the poor in Africa she's obviously got compassion for... 
#classy #notreally #losing

This guy knows what's up.

The charts below do a great job of showing just how little people know about the amount of foreign aid the United States gives of our federal budget.

It's amazing, really, how people's perception changes when a little facts are thrown their way.

Then again, there are still people who would rather donate to people like this:

Than to THIS:

Give me a break.

They may not have much, but they have Faith.

But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won't help him--how can God's love be within him ? Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions. Then we will know for sure, by our actions, that we are on God's side, and our consciences will be clear, even when we stand before the Lord.  1 John 3:17-19