Remember that Sunday School song we all used to sing “Jesus Loves the Little Children”? For some reason I started singing it this morning as I was getting ready for work. And, I thinking, “Jesus loves ALL the little children in the world including:
22% of all children in the US living below the federal poverty rate
one in five children suffering with mental illness
62% of Hispanic children in the US living in or near poverty
The estimated 679,000 children who were victims of abuse and neglect
All the Syrian and other refugee children, clinging to their parents, hoping for a chance to live in a better world
The children born to undocumented parents in the US who fear they may be torn from the only life they’ve know and deported.
Let’s remind all the “conservative Christian” politicians and their ilk spreading hate and bigotry, Jesus is not selective about who He loves and that is the model we should strive for. Not how much we can cut the assistance and education programs. Not how fast we can round up all the “undocumented” families or build a wall to keep out all those who do not ascribe to the same faith as they claim to follow.
Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world Red & yellow, black & white they’re precious in his sight Jesus loves the little children of the world
Sing that little song several times today to as a reminder just who does Jesus love. Sing it for your family, your friends and co-workers. Sing it for yourself.