Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

UNDATED FILE PHOTO: Fred Rogers, the host of the children's television series, "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," sits for a promotional portrait in this picture from the 1980's. (Photo by Family Communications Inc./Getty Images)

UNDATED FILE PHOTO: Fred Rogers, the host of the children’s television series, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” sits for a promotional portrait in this picture from the 1980’s. (Photo by Family Communications Inc./Getty Images)

I keep remembering what Fred Rogers, (Mr. Rogers), said about times of trouble – to look for the helpers.  There are so many helpers everywhere.  We should take in all the refugees we can – they are desperate to leave their homeland.


There is nothing there for them but desperation, sickness, torture, and death.  They want to live.

Will they bite the hand that feeds them?  Would you?  Maybe someone will, but that’s a sick soul, and maybe those sick souls will find healing instead of more ways to hurt.  We have many sick souls born here – children killing children, men and women shooting up schools, theaters, restaurants – all seemingly random – or told to them by terrible voices in their head.

We’re not going to rid the world of evil, but we can minimize it with goodness.  It’s the only advantage in the face of evil – our way to ‘light a candle instead of cursing the darkness’.

It takes logistics, money, volunteers – or paid workers – to help house, feed, clothe, and educate refugees – so much that is beyond my abilities – but that will be good use of government.  Accepting refugees will put more people to work, give more people purpose, and certainly give those tired, hungry, and poor, some hope.




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4 thoughts on “Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

  1. I realize how lucky & blessed I am when I help those less fortunate then me.

    Accepting & integrating the refugees is a political decision but it is also influenced by public opinion. I hooe more people will see it as you do 🙂

    • Thank you, Arman! If people put themselves in the position of these people they don’t know, I would hope they’d have compassion. Middle Eastern does not equal terrorist, but so many people have that equation in their head. I hope you have a bountiful Thanksgiving, if you celebrate, and a lovely season anyway! xo ❤ Jerri

    • Thank you Brenda! I appreciate you sharing, and I used to have Facebook, but was wasting too much time there, so had to leave. I’ve felt sad about so many politicians saying they won’t take in refugees – even the governor of my state, Charlie Baker, said he won’t take in refugees. Our former governor, the wonderful, Deval Patrick, certainly would have. Cheers to you, and happy Thanksgiving! ❤ Jerri

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