The tastes of modernity have never tolerated the needy. They are too dirty, too inconvenient, too ... different. So, we hide them away.
A number of years ago, I had the privilege of leading a team that launched the Orphan Care initiative at Focus on the Family (icareaboutorphans.org). During that experience, I asked a number of people what they thought about the orphan-care challenge in America. Surprisingly, the most common response was, “We don’t have orphans here.” Well, the painful fact is, we do have orphans here — tens of thousands of them. It’s just that they are hidden behind the walls of government bureaucracy.
This is a tragic illustration of what happens when we allow...READ MORE