Opportunity for Ministry
As a side note to the current debate about same-sex marriage, Cindy
Lauper (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) is currently working with gay teens who
have been driven out of their homes by parents who could not tolerate their
child's "sin". This makes them fair game for gangs, child molesters and
others. They are joined there by other children who have fled abusive
parents or other situations.
These are our children, folks. They are out there. They're cold, hungry and scared. They are learning to survive by doing things the good people who rejected them would be horrified by. I guess they figured the child was hopelessly doomed. Kind of a bad rap to hang on a child, don't you think?
I am constantly amazed when people who claim to be good Christians do things which Yeshua preached against:
Matthew 18:6-"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
I guess the parents figured the kids were not "real" Christians so
it was ok to throw them out with the rest of the garbage. I kind of have a
problem with that.
If you are looking for a way to serve our Father, I can't think of a better one than working with your community agencies to shelter and protect these discarded children. How would you have felt if society had declared you a hopeless failure before you were old enough to vote? Like I said, they're out there. They need you.