Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. - Psalm 68:5-6
There is shame attached to being poor and having no family. Even those who choose to help are often judged, persecuted or ostracized for being "irresponsible" or having "misplaced" generosity.
God's Word and His saints have always been examples to me of how we should think and live in mercy and compassion for those in need. We are called to serve those who are vulnerable due to their lack of means or family. We are called to do this even to the point of appearing foolish to the world around us, even to the point of sustaining ridicule for those choices.
St. Paisios (learn more about him here and here) is a modern saint who is close to my heart and his life often inspires me. I read...
Since I am sort of starting over from scratch, I thought I would just clear the air right up front. I am a passionate person. I know there are things wrong in the world and I feel compelled to shout for those who have no voice. With that being said, I wanted to introduce you to an organization that you’ll probably be hearing a lot about from me if you stick around long enough to listen. This way, you all have a heads up that I am going to be advocating for the children on this site, and if anyone asks “What exactly is Reece’s Rainbow?” I can have a nifty little post to refer them back to.
So… here goes! Reece’s Rainbow is not an adoption agency. They are an advocacy organization that seeks to find loving families for orphans with special needs around the world. Reece’s Rainbow was started by the mother of a little boy who has Down syndrome (that would be Reece). When she discovered the horrific conditions that children born with Down syndrome...