Friday, November 11, 2011

Charity begins at home....or should

Today is Veteran's Day.  And while many are enjoying the best of everything this country has to offer, many are not.  25 percent of homeless men in this country are veterans.  Apparently we are content with this situation because it is only getting worse.  My father served in Korea and during the Vietnam conflict.  He was career military.  But when he needed a hearing aid, he was denied one.  We treat veterans in this country much like disposable razors: we discard them after use.

It was Henry James who said, "I think patriotism is like charity - it begins at home."  But we have forgotten this.  We spend countless millions helping illegal aliens in this country but we still neglect to treat veterans with dignity.

Let's all pray that homeless veterans will one day be treated with at least the same respect which we afford to homeless animals.   Until we begin to respect all life, both within the womb and without, we have no right to expect God's blessing.  We only deceive ourselves if we believe otherwise.

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