I have been becoming acutely aware of what people do help others, like Christ asked us to do. In this case, I was listening to NPR’s Most Emailed Stories podcast when this story came up. We are to defend the orphans and widows. This is something that Wesley did during his time and something that I hear from the UMC today. I also hear it time and again from Mars Hill Bible Church. In fact, in listening to the Sunday sermon yesterday, Rob Bell made a great point, you can hope and even try to get the government to do something, but usually, the church is already there, having seen the need; is doing something about it. Mary and I try to do our part, especially during this time of year.