When you come to serve at CSM-LA, it is our hope that you do not just get to know the causes of homelessness and poverty, but that you get to know individual people who are affected here in our city. Yesterday's article is a very sad story about someone who was randomly victimized, but who is a person none the less. I was only heartened by the outcry of his community. Although, a person who was hurting, John Robert McGraham, was cared for by many people. I especially thought his sisters reflections teach us so much about how making an assumption about someone deciding to be homeless is not a fair way to treat anyone. I pray God shows us how to protect the rights and lives of more of our homeless neighbors.
CSM Los Angeles City Director