Somehow, I just can’t get on board.
Yes, I know I’m supposed to contribute to assist the suffering in that stricken land called Haiti. I have no doubt that many sincere people are donating their time and energy, as well as their hard earned money.
And how can anyone turn down the latest Hollywood celebrity glitzoids as they shame-lessly guilt us into giving? And if we can’t give, we can at least feel badly; after all, when considering the latest Left Coast Cause, feeling badly is good, and feeling good is bad.
But here’s a problem: Between the mainstream media, populist politicians, and shallow celebrities, the concern for Haiti is downright selective.
Jesus Christ talked about “blind guides” (Mathew 23: 24) that “strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.”
How could anyone who strains out a gnat (cough, cough) and happily swallows a camel (“my, that was easy”) guide anyone or anything?
Well, just look around: Many of those calling the loudest for Haiti help are pro-abortion. They not only condone the murder of the babies, but they vilify those who would do what the can to save them from the bloody hand of the butcher.
Yes, 50,000 victims in Haiti are nearly incomprehensible; and yet, how does that com-pare to fifty million, that’s 50,000,000, dead babies, a one thousand to one ratio?
And, let’s not forget that the Haitian tragedy was not preventable, and many are responding. But the abortion tragedy is preventable, and few are responding.
Blind guides indeed! They strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.
So if you’re going to donate, find someone you trust, some charitable group or organization that actually has a history of doing good.
In fact, the best option is probably to give to a mission organization that is connected to local churches in Haiti. After all, who could have ‘feet on the ground’ better than local church leaders?
Think about it: The church personnel have a strong interest in promoting the best interests of their neighborhood and country. They know the people and the land.
On the other hand, I’m betting that 90 plus percent of the professional charity peddlers couldn’t find Haiti on a map if you spotted them the island of Hispaniola.
Shame on the blind guides and their followers.
Submitted By: Joel Saint