“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” – James 1:27
The article below is a must-read not because I know everything in it is accurate (I couldn’t possibly verify it all), but because it demonstrates how the distance between real people created by screens and the internet feeds unproductive divisiveness over things that may not even be real. Malevolent actors intentionally use the internet to pull the church apart.
God has given us all limited resources, including our time, and wants us to use all for His glory. Love for God and neighbor involves tackling real problems which is what “widows and orphans” represent in the above verse from James.
Perhaps #widowsandorphans should be the #1 trending hashtag in the church every day. Why not? There are enough real problems to go around.