Warm concrete to snuggle up to
Pavement pillows for the down and out
Human beings treated like trash!
These are humble people
Hungry more for eye contact than …
A Happy Meal
A glimpse of kindness for the homeless
Can we look them in the eye and smile as we walk by?
Our day is busy and we have no time to stop and listen
I judge them too
When I’m in a hurry and don’t want to feel or
Deal with their pain!!!
I make excuses to why they are there…..
We all do
It is the very grace of God that we are not
They were children with hope for a wonderful life….like the rest of us
But Addictions….alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, pornography, adultery,
stealing, lying, embezzlement….
hopelessness, poor up bringing, low self esteem,
mental illness, disease, time in jail, lack of education, poor choices, teenage pregnancy, incest, rape, stupidity…..
A combination of many mentioned contributed to their demise
We pray for them
We listen to them
Laugh with them
But we can’t bring them home like a dog or cat….
We leave them in their state of neutral
We drive off and they are transported in our hearts with a name and a prayer
And a seed of faith planted for their future
These people have names, stories,
Beauty and beasts within….just like us
Jesus had no place to lay his head
WOW….He gets it!!!!!
We really don’t
but that’s ok
He doesn’t expect us to relate
He expects us to extend Him to them