During 2013 the support given The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has been nothing short of miraculous. Inkind and financial donations as well as volunteer hours have steadly increased. We never reveal names of donors or sources of donations; however, I can write that over forty churches and other organizations come faithfully to feed the hundreds who live at Peachtree Pine. The Task Force staff tells me that the outpouring of donations and calls to help matched any year in recent memory.

While dodging the volleys of attackers and conspirators, we pause a moment to thank sincerely the hundreds of donors and volunteers who have sent donations and who have come to offer help. New congregations far from the “sanitized corridor” have adopted the people at Peachtree Pine. Their generosity and kindness has been remarkable.

On September 25, 2010, I posted a piece asking members of TEAM GOLIATH to give money to homeless people through the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. I asked, “What shall I put you down for? I asked the same members of the conspiracy who have tried unsuccessfully for decades to steal and shut down the property called Peachtree Pine. My question to the conspirators comes from Charles Dickens’ CHRISTMAS CAROL. Remember the kind gentlemen who on a snowy London day approached Ebenezer Scrooge, “A few of us are endevoring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth. We choose this time, because it is the time of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. What shall I put you down for?” “Nothing!” replied Scrooge.

In 2010 I asked the conspiracy that I named TEAM GOLIATH if in their ABUNDANCE they could spare a dime. I did not hear from one conspirator. Elie Wiesel says that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. From TEAM GOLIATH on the subject of giving, we hear silence. That TEAM is loud with defamation, fraud and tortious interference. But we have not heard the greatest of theirs howls. They will come the heavens ask them why they withheld meat and drink and warmth from the Poor at their doorsteps.

I confess that with the boot of conspiracy on the throat, one tends to pay attention to the pain. I know that we need to look out from under the boot and thank the hundreds of individuals who regularly, faithfully bring peace and love.

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
December 2, 2013

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