Letter: We dare not ignore themI am listening to public radio on Thursday, Nov. 10. This is a call-in program for veterans in distress.
By: Jeff Horner, town of River Falls, River Falls Journal
I am listening to public radio on Thursday, Nov. 10. This is a call-in program for veterans in distress.
Some are homeless women and men living under bridges and out in the woods, and tearful men and women calling in who have given their innocence for our country and we, yes you and me, have ignored them.
How is it that we send our young lives off to foreign wars to do what?
Defend our shores? Protect our investments? Secure our freedom?
I am forced to face the reality that we are responsible for the sacrifice that our young soldiers are asked to endure.
And that when they are no longer young, they are still our heroes, not our homeless, helpless, hopeless poor!
That being said, there are many homeless, helpless poor who do need help, and understanding. Who are we to ignore them?
I have just read “Jesus, a Revolutionary Biography” by J. Crossan.
As trite as it seems, I am compelled to ask, “What would Jesus do?”