Being in Reno, there is only so much I can do. I do my part, to the best of my ability, by feeding the homeless, taking care of the stranger, welcoming those who are lost or abandoned. It is not nearly enough. Yet I pose this question: how is having children sleep on concrete floors with the lights on all night with just an emergency, “space blanket” (I have one in my pickup for, “just in case”), with no access to soap, or toothbrushes (basic hygienic supplies), and limited access to bathrooms, is providing them with safe and sanitary conditions?
I don’t want a debate about the legalities of their parent’s decisions. That is a completely different issue. But this one thing I do know: these children had and have no say in why they came to The United States. But we, as the people of the States, have a say in how we treat the least among us. Currently, we are abusing the least among us, who have no voice. Those in charge, claim that The United States is a Christian nation. These actions are nothing like Christianity. If they actually read their Bibles, the Holy Scriptures, they would recall Jesus saying, “Let the little ones come to me.” And then there is Matthew 25.31-46.
Sadly, this is not the first time The United States has behaved this poorly. It is simply the latest iteration.