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Sunday, December 16, 2007

"We See You Saturday"

One morning in November, the realization hit that reaching out to the homeless is about seeing the unseen (see, ... "We See You Saturday" Monday, November 12, 2007). The thought occurred that taking time to deliver St. Paul the Apostle's “Sandwich Builders” supplies to the forgotten homeless is about “seeing” people - in much the same way that Jesus takes the time to see the short guy Zacchaeus up in the tree (see Sunday, November 4, 2007) and blesses him. We do the same when we take time to encounter and “see” the normally unseen. Yesterday, we saw Tara, now alone on the streets after her companion mysteriously died just hours after we spoke with him about Christ at our previous visit. He was left under a bridge abandoned and forgotten until he was found hours after his death. We also saw Kitty, who in November was revived under a bridge after suffering a heart attack. Her mother and father recently died months apart from different causes. Like Tara and Kitty, we see them and we pray for the many more who are normally unseen ...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

May our Lord Jesus be with you ALWAYS. Thank you for all you do for the community under the bridges. N.R.