Giving special gifts to our loved ones and friends is part of this wonderful holiday season. Giving to those in need is also part of the season’s joy.
Tag Archives: poverty
Unfortunately, 1.1 million American school children call homeless shelters, vehicles on the streets, and even the streets, home. They certainly won’t be bringing apples to their teachers. The barriers that homelessness imposes upon school kids are significant.
homeless lies dying on a busy street in the City of Houston, and no one helps him for nearly a day?
If we truly value families, we should set aside our political and philosophical differences and make sure every family has a home.
Another honest homeless person’s story has caught the attention of the national media. How many times have we heard about someone living on the street who finds a lost wallet, or an engagement ring, and returns it to its rightful owner? Should we be surprised?
I think this country needs a new book that reflects a new way of feeding hungry Americans. Instead of Eat This, Not That! we need Do This, Not That!
I wonder if, when Sinclair was writing about his country’s “jungle” conditions, he was penning a description of the past, or a prophetic picture of the future? Sounds like both.
I have an idea: Instead of sending people who are homeless into shelters or camps outside of the city, maybe we should exile the leaders who caused this problem in the first place.
Communities that were once bastions of compassion for people who were homeless now enact ordinances to shoo them away.
So what if the stress of living on the streets is so intense that I’m sometimes incoherent?
So what if the terrible memories of the battlefield make me lash out at the people around me?
So what if I am so confused and disoriented that sometimes I stroll down the sidewalk like a zombie?
Am I crazy? Aren’t we all a bit crazy?