Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Welcoming the widows reflects the heart of God."

  • James 1:27 Canadian widows and orphans need support too One of the comments on this site is "Welcoming the widows reflects the heart of God." When I recently asked a group about James 1:27" the lead got mad at me and said if I wanted to come back to the group I would have to ask forgiveness. I wondered what he meant. Did I need forgiveness for being a widow. This group is planning on starting a church in Niagara Falls called "Catch the Fire". One of the themes of Catch the Fire is the Father's heart. How can they claim the Father's Heart and get mad at widows I ask?
  • James 1:27 Canadian widows and orphans need support too I never asked for help or support but asked what their stand was on James 1:27. When I asked the head pastor Steve Long about what happened this was his response to me via email: "Again Caroline, you have missed the issue. The problem was not about not wanting to help you, the issue was they felt that you were interupting the meetings rather than being in the flow of what was happening. When a person is a guest at someone's house, they need to learn what the house rules are. The leaders felt that you were not willing to let them lead rather you had your own agenda. 

    Another point Caroline to consider is did you have relationship with these people? If you didn't, why would you expect them to begin to care for someone they don't know? The church that you were a part in Niagara before Catch the Fire showed up are the ones you should have been going to for support. I'm not sure which church that was or even if you were in a church. If you weren't in a church, then you can't expect a new church to do that for you until you have relationships." I ask where did he get these ideas from. No where in the Bible are there the same ideas.
  • James 1:27 Canadian widows and orphans need support too This is what Jesus said: "42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."

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