In some communities there is a church on almost every corner. Church steeples pointing to heaven remind us earth-bound humans struggling with the burdens of life that there is a celestial force out there to help us.
For those of us on the front lines of homelessness it can be difficult at times to see the work of the divine helping hurting people on our streets. This holds true even for those of us who are members of the faith community.
It is especially difficult to see the work of the divine when we encounter a fourteen-year-old boy living on the streets of Hollywood because he was kicked out of his home over his sexuality, or the young mom with two small children living in their car along the beach, hiding from a spouse that used them as punching bags.
Don’t those quotes from the lead-in to the subject post really make you feel like you need to question what your faith is telling you about the actions we should be considering as people of faith in this whole homelessness crisis?
Our faith should be helping us define our response!
Is yours tugging on you? Read the whole article & make it local – engage with us on our mission to advocate, educate & collaborate around the issues of homelessness in our own community.
Help us use World Homelessness Day (10-10-10) in Savannah to start the dialog in your faith-based organization, church or local community group.
Check out our call to action post from today for understanding where we are in this process.
- Homeless People Vote Too (homelessness.change.org)
- On the frontlines of faith (religion.blogs.cnn.com)
- Living Wage Warriors an Army in Waiting September 7th, 2010 (prweb.com)
- Homeless Entrepreneur Is Not an Oxymoron (homelessness.change.org)
- From Living in His Car to Becoming a Five-Term Mayor (homelessness.change.org)
- Robertson popular but assailable over homelessness, polls finds (theglobeandmail.com)
- Local woman devotes herself to helping the homeless and hopeless (knoxnews.com)
- Full Shelters = Hotel Homelessness (homelessness.change.org)
- Homeless series spurs offers of help (seattletimes.nwsource.com)