And no, it's not anytime in the 1st through 4th centuries. It's this year in Houston:
City puts a stop to homeless outreach
In my less charitable moments, I'm almost prepared to believe that there are people who think that government must provide for all needs and that religion is an unnecessary competitor.
Oh, dear. Now someone, probably a colleague, will say I'm a "tea-partier" or something. Especially when I observe that the The Coalition for the Homeless is a secular advocacy group that contributes to political candidates and also receives public funding.
I see a letter from the bishop's office in my future....