Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Even the dogs eat...

MARK 7:24-30
From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." Then he said to her, "For saying that, you may go — the demon has left your daughter." So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

that's what I feel
when I see images of hungry,
malnourished children.

Deep Sadness!
is what I feel
when I realize
the pictures are of children in my country,
the United States of America.

How does that happen?!
Most dogs I know
have food enough and even health care.

help us treat the children,
your children,
all the children of the world
as good as we treat dogs, our pets,
for "even the dogs eat the children's crumbs"

Move us from complacency to outrage to action.

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