A link to some truth’s about homelessness within the USA.

https://nationalhomeless.org/category/mortality/

I don’t know what to say…. I’m pretty sure this makes the angles weep! And I don’t mean to sound cold because I’m not it’s just that I have seen this day in and day out for years, and it is sickening… Intolerable what we allow to continue days upon days, week after week… We all walk by someone who is homeless and in need every day, and I think once in awhile, once a week maybe, buy that person a hot meal and deliver it to them yourself. It’s a good way to break the ice, and help of course, yet it sends a message that you care, it can mean the world to a person who is feeling like an outcast, and hated, despised already.

So please see the bleeding heart upon my sleeve… And help someone, other than you, maybe feel cared for?!

How’s that saying go… Oh yeah… Do unto others as you would have them do unto you! That’s not something I made up, someone else said that. Have a good day, and God bless you.

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  1. Thank you for the information. It would be interesting to know how many homeless people in the U.S. could be cared for if all churches gave 10% of the contributions they receive or the amount of property taxes that they do not have to pay because they are tax exempt to care for the homeless.

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    1. The percentages would be nice for that I am sure. Yet for me it’s about heart. Thank you for your response.
      God bless you and your family.

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    1. Hello harolene, how are you doing today, prayerfully well? What is it you would like to talk about? And thank you for the likes, and kind words.
      Have a wonderful day and God bless you and your family.

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      1. My dad, minister for 77 years before his death at the age of 95, had a theme song that described his life… perhaps it will yours also… “If I can help somebody as I pass along then my living will not be in vain”. Amen. God bless you and your efforts 🙏🏼

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  2. I’m very grateful for you and your ability to express yourself. You’re truly an amazing writer, to me, and an inspiration also. I may not be able to read all your post, and that is my loss, yet know what I have read has encouraged me and inspired me to seek more creative ways to spread the word. Thank you so much for your work, and light that you shine. Keep shining and God bless you.

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  3. There is soooooooooo much more we can do for the homeless around us… both small and big. Anything beats nothing. Anything beats indifference or hate. Not everyone can do everything all the time, but everyone can do something some of the time, and usually a lot more than just that.

    Imagination helps. People don’t know it, but loving the poor and the homeless is an adventure. Yes it has downs. Yes there are things to fear. Yes it will cost you. Yes sometimes you face danger or things that don’t make sense or lies and manipulations. Not all the time, but sooner or later, yes to all of that.

    But.

    But you also open yourself to sooooooooo much more than you would ever dream until you try. You can make a friend, if you are willing. In fact, people on the streets express to me frequently that deep friendship is something they really desire and feel they are missing, which is probably true a lot of the time. And yes, a homeless person has very little means, but a lot of them are fiercely independent. But even if you SHARE a lot of your wealth, that is really a Jesus thing you are called to anyway!

    but it can be so surprising the rewards you find in the giving, in the sharing, in the friendships…. And so often I sense I have received more than I gave, and wish I had given more… that I lacked the faith that would have made me that homeless person’s equal.

    I know this sounds all flowerpower poetic and maybe liberal/bleeding heart, pot smoking nonsense, – well maybe I didn’t go quite that far, but I am sure it sounds strange. But somethings have to be believed in order to be seen, and it’s amazing how cheap the cover charge is to enter in to the adventure, and once you do, then you find out all that mushy stuff I just said fails to do it justice.

    I will offer you and your readers a link to a post… a story I wrote when I had once such adventure (among many). This one was a rather light investment on my part, but God revealed soooooooooo much to me in the process. I hope I did the story justice. And I invite you and your readers to check it out.

    Here it is

    https://fatbeggars.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/this-just-in-jesus-ate-lunch-at-popeyes-today/

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