This article and short photo essay broke my heart...I had to close the Mother Jones magazine in the coffee shop because I started crying when I saw the pictures. I went and bought the magazine, went home and mourned the tragedy of it all. I shared it with a couple of my kids, to help them keep their problems in perspective.
"Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. " (Proverbs 31:9).
"Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow….Your princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves bribes, And follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, Nor does the cause of the widow come before them." (Isaiah 1:17,23, NKJV)