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How a Funeral Director Helped Abandoned AIDS Patients in the South - The New Yorker Documentary

Video from The New Yorker

"As the front lines of America’s H.I.V. epidemic continue to migrate away from metropolitan centers, a funeral director in the heart of the South confronts an environment of social shame and ignorance to ensure a dignified end for those who have died of H.I.V.-related causes. Directed and Produced by Brian Bolster and Jonathan Napolitano Big Sky 2019; Winner Audience Award The Wrap’s Short List FF; Winner Best Short Doc Florida FF AFI Docs New Orleans FF." from the video introduction.

There is much to be done for those that are sick, dying and discouraged. We as Christians must not lose of focus and get involved in the things of this world that distract us form serving the infirmed and the marginalized. Make your day count for Christ! - Andy

Leviticus 25:35: “If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.”

Deuteronomy 15:11: “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.”

Proverbs 29:7: “A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.”

Isaiah 25:4: “For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall.”

Isaiah 58:10: “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”

Matthew 10:8: “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”

"Christ and the Promise of Life Scripture repeatedly reminds us that God animates, sustains, and protects life (John 1:4; Amos 5:4; cf. Ezekiel 18:32). Thus our theological reflection on the HIV/AIDS pandemic must be grounded in a theology of life. God’s gifts of life, dignity and love obligate humans to glorify him in faithful obedience. These gifts extend to all humanity, the just and the unjust, because God’s redemptive love encompasses the world.

A truly Christian theology of life will be, moreover, thoroughly Christ-centered. He who created life (John 1:3-4) also joined the human race, giving himself to die in order that we may live. Jesus has entered into the suffering and brokenness of the world and won victory over death through his own suffering and weakness.." from the article: HIV/AIDS and Wheaton College


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