Do we do enough for the homeless?
They sit or stand on the roads, sometimes begging, sometimes not. But when we pass them on the street, what are we thinking?
Are we afraid to lend a hand?
Are we fearful of looking like a ‘do-gooder?’
Do we take perception that they will only spend the money on booze or drugs?
The item to keep in mind in our unsteady and wild times is that a homeless individual could easily be us.
The reality of homelessness is that it isn’t a far off nightmare, or some situation that dehumanises, transforming the ‘homeless’ into some alien entity; it’s a very real scenario that does not discriminate.
People are people…
Reflection on Matthew 25: 38 – 40