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Sun., Jan. 27, 2013

We have poor priorities

On Jan. 18, I drove into Wal-Mart, and I was not surprised to see a homeless person standing at the corner with a sign asking for help. I recently asked friends how it is we can drive by these people, who are our equal in God’s eyes, and not do anything. I went into the store and bought some heavy winter gloves, a jar of peanut butter, hamburger rolls, cough drops, a bottle of water and a small box of Valentine’s chocolates.

He was soft-spoken, grateful, and even said to me, “You didn’t have to go to all this trouble.”

I thought to myself, “All this trouble?” I get to go back in the store and spend money on food I could live without, towels I don’t really need, etc.

I wondered, now that we are about to get into a civil war over gun control, and everyone fights for the Constitution but doesn’t want to live by the rules of the Bible – “Thou shall not kill” – how am I worth any more than this man without a home? Why is it OK to drive by a person needing help, but scream that we need guns to help ourselves?

Amanda Fields


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