If the extreme destitute could ask you one last question, “Do you want me.” Most Christians, if they were honest would say “No”.
In actuality for America alone I am speaking of several hundred thousand people at least, but for this article, I’m only speaking of one. The lost lamb.
And if that lost lamb were a homeless girl with three kids or more the answer becomes even more emphatic.
And since we will never tend to the thousands that are lost, let’s concentrate on the one.
Our answers still vary:
“We are sorry, we understand but there is nothing that I can do. Peace be with you.”
“It will work out for you in the end.”
“God bless you, little girl. I am sure God will help you.”
“Count this all joy.”
“I am sure it is most difficult for you. I’ll keep you in my prayers.”
As anyone really knows, there are hundreds of more replies, but they all add up to the same thing. No, they don’t want you. They will tell you they have problems enough of their own.
I would go into the teachings that Jesus said about this, but you all have it memorized. There is really no need to explain.
In telling someone they are not wanted, it is the same as wishing them dead—that they would go away and be gone.
The real shame here is that if they were a dog or cat, you’d probably reach out your arms and invite them in and even adopt them as you favorite pet.
Not so with people.
Everyone knows that animals are more important than people.
And in the absence of common decency for the unwanted, we can say at least we know that Christ wants them even if his very church, his body turns them away. As one of the spokesperson for God and His Son, I also have to be ashamed and answer to Him in response to his lost sheep.
At one point even Jesus turned to his remaining disciples and asked, “Will you also go away?”
For after the fame and claim, no one wants you anymore.