A HUMAN FACE TO HOMELESSNESS

We have seen homeless people… but have we really SEEN them?

Have we seen their humanity as our brothers and sisters, or do we see them as mere inconveniences?

People who are homeless each have their own story.

Contrary to what many believe, all homeless people are NOT drug addicts, or alcoholics, or criminals.

They are fellow human beings who live on the fringes of society who need love as much as any of us do, if not more because of the difficulties and struggles they face out in the streets.

We have seen homeless people… but have we really SEEN them?

Do we stop to consider their physical, mental and spiritual state (as uncomfortable that might be), or do we blindly walk by into indifference and even apathy?

Our God calls us to not only help the ostracized in society, but to love them. The same way Jesus Christ loves you and me unconditionally, He loves the homeless unconditionally and He calls us to love them unconditionally.

If we love God with all our heart mind and soul, we are to love others as Jesus loves us. We should allow Jesus to love others through us with His perfect, unconditional and infinite love.

Dear God, help take away our blindness and open our eyes and hearts to those you love. Break our hearts for what breaks yours. Lord Jesus, bring comfort, healing, protection and provision to our brothers and sisters who are out on the streets and beyond. Amen.

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”.
– Micah 6:8

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