For some time now, I have thought that the Church in America has let it's respsibilities slip. Yes, they are in the business of ministering to people but one of the commands told to us several times are to feed the widows and poor, the disenfranchised among us. Instead, many of us are much more comfortable letting government programs take care of that.
I was encouraged by an interview with Dino Rizzo on Blogging Church. Dino is the pastor of Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, LA. During the interview, he talks about the aftermath of the hurricane that hit New Orleans last year. He said that the first responders to the hurricane was not the government but the churches.