TO THE EDITOR:
As I sit here today thinking of the recent article in our local paper regarding the homeless shelter, and how sometimes they have to turn people away, I think how ashamed the people in Warren County should be.
Since there are thousands of people in Warren County who say they are Christians, and there are well over 100 churches in Warren County, how can this happen?
Working together, the churches could finance a shelter large enough to take anyone in who winds up homeless. Volunteers could staff it. Also, the churches working together could provide a soup kitchen, so to speak, to be open seven days a week to feed the hungry. It would cost so very little for each church to donate their fair share to accomplish these two things.
I wonder how many people responded to the article in the paper by rushing a check to the shelter?
Matthew 25: 31-46 tells us that at the end of time, it all boils down to this: When Jesus Christ returns, He will sit upon the throne of His glory and all nations will be gathered before Him and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. "And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left."
Then, he tells the ones on his right to come and inherit the Kingdom prepared for them. He said "For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty and ye gave me drink. I was a stranger and ye took me in. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick and in prison, and ye came unto me. ... Then shall the righteous answer Him saying, "Lord, when saw we thee a stranger and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them,' 'Verily I say unto you, Inas much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my breathren, ye have done it unto me"
And then we see in this scripture that He said to the ones on His left, "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." Because they failed to do these same things.
Since this is at the end of time, we see what mattered -- not how many times per week we attended the buildings we call church, or anything else.
Will we just continue to see people in our county homeless and hungry, or will we obey the Son of Man?
Glenna R. Lorance