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Where was I?

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It is all fine and dandy that the pundits and politicians in America and Europe are denouncing Hamas’ victory in last week’s Palestinian elections, but my question for each of us is that of which Jesus poses in the parable of the sheeps and goats in Matthew 25:37-45, exerpt from Matthew 25:42,

For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink…

Yes, the West gave financial aid, but the Palestinian ruling party Fatah was corrupt.
Guess what, for years Hamas fed the poor, they paved the roads, they set up schools, etc. Why do we wonder why a known terrorist group won by a landslide?
If you are frightened by the inroads that terrorist groups are making in the hearts and minds of the poor, ask yourself, “Where was I when the least of these was tired, hungry, and in jail?”

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