I have posted a new Religion and Politics article at the Portland, ME Examiner:
Government assistance cuts could expose the true heart of the Church
It, while similar in topic to my last article, is a much stronger exhortation to self-sacrificing love for those in need. Here is an excerpt:
Without getting into details, it may be worthwhile to note that, on average, 85% of all money given to churches stays within those churches. Could that money be reallocated to provide for the very immediate and pressing needs of the people around them? The government was never charged to demonstrate love, Christians, on the other hand, have been.
If you have the chance please read the rest and let me know what you think. Thanks.