THIS POST IS FOR MY FELLOW ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS.
Not that others can’t read it, but it really is for those who hold my spiritual values.
As my practically perfect oldest son Samuel can attest, I truly believe that we Orthodox Christians will be judged for not helping our neighbors (Jesus’s definition, btw, not ours) enough, and specifically the orphans — those in foster care and waiting for adoption. Our modern-day record of sharing our resources is abysmal and we should be ashamed. We deny the faith of the martyrs and saints, we deny the faith given to us by our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. (My sister Melissa is the only person getting a pass on this rant, btw, as she has fostered AND adopted.)
Matthew 25:45 doesn’t leave us any wiggle room, y’all. We Orthodox, WE, should be leading the charge to help these children. And we don’t. We are failing and we will be held accountable. And anytime we complain about the state of society or lawlessness or whatever stupid ass complaint about how tough out lives are — we lie and the truth is not in us. WE are why things aren’t better. Nobody else is at fault.
So, the upshot? FOSTER AND ADOPT. VOLUNTEER. SPONSOR AND SUPPORT THOSE KIDS WHO ARE AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE WITH NO FAMILIES. HELP THESE CHILDREN.
You should. You can. You must. We can only call ourselves Christians if we are obeying His Word!! No dodging the truth, people. We cannot claim we don’t know what we’re supposed to do. We know. So, DO IT.