Thursday, November 29, 2012

Report Card Time

This past month, two polls that were taken over the past year came to an end.

In the first, we asked how well local church communities around the country care for the poor.  The Bible contains more than 300 verses about the poor, social justice, and our responsibility to them.  In fact, Jesus commands us to clothe the naked, feed the hungry and give water to the thirsty (Matthew 25:31-46). It all adds up and begs the question, “How would you grade your local church's ‘report card’ in this regard"?  Here is how subscribers, followers and readers responded:
  • 40% granted their local church a grade of “A” or “B”.
  • 52% graded themselves as a “C”.
  • 8% received a “D” or “F”.
It was also asked over the past year “Which Bible personalities experienced homelessness”?  Interestingly, the vast majority, about 80% agreed that homelessness is a mark of “holiness” in Bible personalities.  Most agreed that the following have all been both God’s chosen ones and homeless at the same time:
  • Adam and Eve
  • Abraham
  • Moses
  • Jesus
  • Mary and Joseph
  • St. Peter
  • St. Paul
Thank you for participating in these and all the polls.  Scroll down to near the bottom of this main page and vote in the others.  Your opinion counts!
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  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and vote in the polls.
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  • Donate! to the poor homeless deliveries of food, water, clothing, blankets, socks, underwear, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, pocket Bibles, rosaries and prayer cards at http://servantsofthefather.org/donate_2_homeless
  • Post checks to - Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., P.O. Box 42001, Los Angeles, CA 90042. All Donations are Tax Deductible

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