Posted by: janineplusbrianequals | October 21, 2009

children complicate everything

Whenever I’m hatching a brilliant new political theory I find that children gum up the works. Whatever else is true about the political world, children start out helpless. Children must be educated, clothed, fed, protected and above all, loved. Without these things society crumbles into nothing.

Thankfully, there is a brilliant mechanism in place for caring for most of the world’s children. Parents.

As the Bible says, even bad people are inclined to give good things to their children (Matt 7.9-12). Self interests gives us an incentive to take care of our children even in our worst times.

Then there are some children without any parents to speak of. To me, orphaned (and seriously neglected) children are the most straight forward, good cause there is. They need everything, the improvement in their life from any positive attention can be enormous. Of course, this doesn’t make orphan care easy.

All this is by way of saying, I am profoundly touched by the work of Loving Arms Mission which strives to offer high quality, family-like care to orphans in Nepal and Kenya. The organization is very small, but offering life-altering  change for several small people.


Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127.3).


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