Christian Charity Flabbergasts Texas Atheist
There can be a change of heart when you do something good and this is exactly what happened with Patrick Greene, an activist. All his life Greene had been bringing up different lawsuits which were related to the display of the Christian imagery publicly. However, his perception about the Christians and Christianity changed when he received financial help for his problems from the same Christians and the Christian community.
As per the news received, Texas based activist Patrick Greene had threatened to that he would sue the Henderson County for their display of the nativity scene in the lawn of the courthouse. However, things and Patrick’s heart changed when the Christians from the same county extended him financial help for a medical problem that he had been facing.
Although Greene had prepared to file a lawsuit and represent himself, he was forced to drop it when he came to know that he could lose his eyesight because of a detached retina. When Greene realized that there was no point filing the lawsuit because of his medical problem, he dropped the idea of doing so. He told the media persons that he had no money or insurance to get the required tests done for the diagnosis, leave alone the operation.
The medical problems of Greene were highlighted on the internet, reading which Jessica Cry, who is a member of the Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens decided to help. She called Rev. Eric Graham, her pastor and told him about this. The Rev then contacted Greene and asked him about his problems and how the church could help him.
Greene who was quite amazed to hear this told the pastor that he had other things more important and immediate than his operation. He told the pastor that he needed groceries. The Greene couple although were happy to hear from the reverend were skeptical of whether they would actually receive anything or not. They were excepting $50 or $100; however the first check that they received were of $400. The money was very important for the couple, which was used to pay for necessities like rent and groceries.
What was more amazing for Greene was that the charity did not stop at $400 but kept coming in. He could not hide his amazement of how the Christians of the Henderson County against whom he was thinking of filing a lawsuit helped him. Greene is sharing the story with the media persons and is also thinking of writing about this in a book.
Talking about his Greene said that these people had done what the Bible says that Christians should do, so these people were true Christians following the Gospels of the Bible. He said that he would publish his experience as an e-book and dedicate it to his wife, Jessica Cry, who initiated this idea and Rev. Graham.
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