Friday, January 20, 2012

Responding to Homeless Neighbors

Have you ever seen a homeless person begging and not known how to respond?  It's not always easy to know how to navigate the situation.  Here's an article from Mission Year on how eyes can be opened when you push outside of your comfort zone and think about things from another perspective than your own.  

It's important for us all to really ask God how He wants us to respond when we run into these situations that are easy to avoid...and it's not always the same response every time! Think about asking God how He wants you to respond next time you bump into someone who's asking you for something, whether homeless or not, that makes you uncomfortable and see if He may want you to stretch a little.

-Robyn Elmore, CSM Washington DC City Director

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1 comment:

Helen Woodward said...

I think your point is clear here, however I also believe that if you need to ask God how to react to someone in need you are not really in touch with his message of love and mercy...
Helen Woodward~