Francine In Retirement
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Deuteronomy 15:11
11 There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.

Psalm 82:3-4 
3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. 4Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

Proverbs 14:31
31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

The above photos were taken from scenes around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post for more reality photos.



18 Responses to “SUNDAY POST: REALITY”

  1. This is a reality found the world over and one I wish could be eradicated.

  2. Powerful and important post Francine. Thank you so much for sharing these heartbreaking photos along with these inspiring biblical verses. May we be inspired! We can all do something. I’m glad my husband and I donate annually to our biggest and most effective local homelessness organization but you’ve motivated me to know I can do more. I can offer my time. I can do another post on helping eradicate homelessness and poverty. Bless your heart!!! With love, Gina

  3. It’s sad, that some give their lives and do their best yet come to this cruel fate, what a world it has become 😦

  4. Sometimes we don’t know how we are blessed until we see the sacrifices of others.

  5. It’s heartwrenching whenever I see the poors…Then you see those maga mansions on other side of the city or town…

  6. Reality isn’t always easy to look at.

  7. We’re not much of a society are w to allow things like this to happen to our people. Surely it’s time for our Governments to say enough is enough, let’s ensure our poor are protected or better still, let’s not have any poor. It’s easy to drop a few pounds in the cap of one of these people, lets not be the ones that walk past and then just forget them.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  8. Thanks for calling attention to “the invisible people” so powerfully.

  9. Yes, we can all contribute in some manner..

  10. Very poignant photos Francine, andoso sad that it’s possible to take them.

  11. Powerful shots. There are more and more of these people in Portugal, people ruined by the economic crisis,

  12. Gentle souls, all of them. Thank you for shining a light on the homeless through your photographs and verse.

  13. Thanks for sharing this reality Francine…..Stunning shot my friend 🙂

  14. Lev. 19:10-11: “And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God. ‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.”
    Lev. 23:22: “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the LORD your God.’“
    The nation of Israel following Gods commandments didn’t just hand things to the poor but left a portion of their crop in the field for the poor to come and harvest their needs.

    I agree we should do all we can as people of faith to ensure that we help those in need but the Government isn’t the answer. It’s important to remember that the Bible also speaks of not being covetous of your neighbors possessions or wife! It’s also very important to remember the adage “Give a man a fish he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime”.

    • Thank you for your scripture references. I also agree with your comment. With the economy being what it is today it is very hard for some who want a job to fine one. Only the coming of the Kingdom will solve these problems. In the meantime we can only help in any way we can as the spirit leads.

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