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Words for the judge

In regards to the Union Gospel Mission’s recent purchase of a used car lot, concerned citizen Douglas Benn said the UGM “should not have had to resort to such drastic measures just to provide basic needs for the downtrodden (Aug. 14).”

He goes on further to say that “we need to return to our Christian roots,” and that “those who call (themselves) Christians should act like it.” Perhaps this can start with Benn recalling the Christian words of Matthew 7, where it says, “Do not judge.”

Tim Brandt



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