I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who will be there to help?

Yesterday one of my girlfriends was in a harley shop hanging out with some of her friends just having a chat..a young boy about 12-13 came running into the shop and asked to use the phone.He was crying and he rang many numbers,none of which were answering.The boy had scratches on his face and strangle marks on his neck.
He told my friends that his mother had done it and then thrown him out of the house.
My friend rang CPS who said that because hed run away there was nothing they could do.(he ran from abuse)
It was getting on to 5pm.So they began to ring everyone,not wanting this boy to be left on the streets with nowhere to go.They rang Salvation Army who said ..not their problem,the local shelter who said hes too young to go there.They rang the police who told them that they would only be able to take him to his home(where hed been abused)..they rang numerous churches in the area and all didnt answer because by this time it was after 5pm.
So then my friend rang me and in tears,asked me what they should do.I said ring BACA (bikers against child abuse)..and in 20 mins and big bearded tattooed biker arrived and after comforting the child,put him on the back of his bike and took him to his own home where he was welcomed by his wife and his other children.
I have been having a lot of trouble lately with Christians who are supposed to be messengers of Christ,turning ppl away for one reason or the other.
There are now these huge televised churches that have a preacher on a screen and loud bands and a congregation of 3 thousand.I think they are great and will watch them online at times..but do they give you the love you need on a personal level? Do they visit you when youre sick? do they accept you unconditionally?
I know of churches that turn ppl away because theyre gay/smokers/any kind of reason to look down on ppl.
My belief is that God loves us..ALL of us.He doesnt judge or condemn.He accepts us as we are,sin and all.Of course he wants us to repent and sin no more,but we are only human and as such we are sinners.
Forgiveness is the biggest part of it all.When Jesus was hanging on the cross in wicked pain and suffering He thought not of himself but of those that had hurt him and he asked God to forgive them.
What has happened to the world that will allow a mother to produce 10 children and raise none of them? Is this boy to be thrown into the world where he will learn to lie,cheat and steal (like his mother) just to be able to survive on the streets?
Im so thankful that there are dedicated groups like BACA who help kids and not in the name of religion but in the name of LOVE..Im proud of them.

posted by butterflies @ 4:02 AM

7 Comments:

At 6:00 AM, Blogger Dr.John said...

Most of the churches I know have nobody in the office after noon to take the call. Most pastors that I know would have done something , including taking the boy into their home. But these are not huge churches.

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger butterflies said...

I know you would have helped Dr John..thats why I like the smaller churches better.Its much more personal and caring.

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger for what it's worth said...

What an amazing testament to the "biker" mentality. (hee hee hee)
What a wonderful testament to what true servants of God do.

 
At 1:00 AM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Thank God for BACA!! Thank God for giving your friend the knowledge to call YOU!! This is so along the lines we were speaking of the other night. "All it takes is LOVE" to quote the Beatles. Child Protective Services...what a joke. I am appalled at the PD also. This would not have happened in a smaller town either. I know many cops who would have taken the kid home with them also. Shame on all the people who were afraid to act. Shame, shame!!

Blessings on all the true servants of God who live their lives exemplifying the servant spirit. By them I am humbled.

Blessed be...

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger Polar Bear said...

I can't believe all those places weren't more helpful. Thank god for BACA.

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Louisiana said...

a title, be it a Mrs for an example does not make one a good wife. a Dr. say, does not make you a nurturing, good bedside manner man. no different in my opinion with other 'titles' such as Churches/religions, because they call themselves something makes them no more Christ like than if they were honest with themselves first and then the world to say they are Selfish, Self-Centered, Narssacisst.

i'm sorry this boys life is such and for his sibblings. i'm sorry so many humans failed God in not looking after one of His own. i'm glad that there were good hearts all along the lines with you, your friend and the wonderful family who truly cares and loves.

thank you.

i was so happy last night when i came here and i read of your 'wings'. i'm glad that some of the stress has been washed away.

my house looks better ( no comment on the bathrooms lol) and i know you would have come even if i lived in a hut for it is not the walls that matter to you but/and how great it would be to have you here with us at some point specially now that we have a nice place.

mi casa es tu casa as i have said to you all before. you are welcomed anytime, any day.

it feels really good to have written again and commented again. Susan's niece, Kayla and her 'living' with cancer brought me back. Another soul, another family, another journey. I needed to write if something mushy to them.

James must be much more at peace now that you are free and safe. he is your guardian angel, you have people, many, looking out for you from earth and above.

distance and time doesn't exist with love. that applies to me and you too.

xo

hi to Ez and Jake...

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Such a sad and happy story at the same time. I am so glad you knew of a place for the young boy to go..he needed someone to listen, someone to hold on to, and you certainly found that for him. Thank God!

 

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