Day #14 GOODchristmas:: Homelessness

Change only happens when we have the courage to look at ourselves and our world as it really is. When we do, we’re often brought face-to-face with pain. It’s only when we face suffering, confront it, and work to overcome it, that we experience growth. –  Mark Horvath of Hardly Normal and Invisible People

Too often when we look at people that are homeless, we judge based on how we think they became homeless. Even the disciples thought like this. When they saw the blind man they asked

“Rabbi, who sinned: this man or his parents, causing him to be born blind?”  But Jesus response was one of love, compassion, and ACTION. 3-5 Jesus said, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do.”

Homelessness is an adjective, only a part of where someone is at, not an all encompassing of their humanity. The definition of homeless is “having no home or permanent place of residence”. Period. Today, check out http://invisiblepeople.tv/blog and met the faces of homelessness. Listen to their stories – ones filled with lost dreams, but also hope. See if their 3 wishes are not much different than your own. Then, take a large packet of socks with a gift card to that homeless person that came to your mind when you started reading this.

 

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I am a proud mommy of 2 handsome boys; a wife to an amazing and supportive husband; and a nurse to the beautiful babies that need mending of their broken hearts. I have a passion for all things crafty and creative. If I’m not working or taking care of things around the house you will find me trying to connect creativity with cause. I use my blog to post about life and my passions; from blowing bubbles with my boys, DIY craftiness, to bringing clean water to Africa. Glad you stopped by!

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