An open letter to the Daily Mail…

Excellent comment on yesterday’s shameful Daily Mail attack on food banks by a mother concerned with genuinely promoting Christian charity. Peter J. Kreeft, a Roman Catholic Christian apologist and writer, in one of his lecturers on-line at one point says ‘And for you, Republicans, remember what Our Lord said: What you do to the least of these, you do to me.’ The Daily Mail makes a great show of supporting Christianity against the spread of atheism and secularism, while attacking genuine charity and the very poorest in society. It’s time they were shown up for the hypocrites they are.

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The Daily Mail chose today to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, champion of the oppressed, by publishing this article today.  Here’s my response.

 

Dear Daily Mail,

I’ve got a little boy.  His name is Isaac, and he’s nearly three.  Like any little boy, he loves cars, balls, and running around.  He’s barely ever still.

A few days ago though, he was.  I took him to the supermarket to spend his pocket money, and we passed the donation basket for our local food bank.  It was about half full – nothing spectacular, in fact, mostly prunes and pasta – and he asked what it was.  As simply as possible, I tried to explain that it was for people to give food for other people who couldn’t afford it.

This affected his two year old brain fairly deeply.  After a lot of thought, he decided to spend a little bit of…

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