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Homeless, Are You Going To Ignore This Post?

Someone wrote me one time and asked if I was homeless.  No, not unless something changes in the next hour or so.  Kelly and I got married about 20 years ago and we live in her house.  Over the years we have worked to fix it up and we both like this house. This is the house she lived in when she was a girl.

Back to the homeless question.  The other day I saw a post on Facebook about a gas station who put up a sign that supposedly went viral (whatever that means) and the sign said he would give a free sandwich and water to anyone without a job or money.  I assume this would include the homeless too.  So in doing further research I found out they give away about 6 to 10 sandwiches a week.  They go to homeless, unemployed, those hungry without money, and so forth.

As I thought about this I was moved by the action of this gas station/food mart that took this action.  He wasn’t planning on feeding the world just those in his area that were homeless, broke and hungry.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were more like him?  Why aren’t there more like him?  I thought about it for a while and I finally came up with the answer.  There are not more like him because people take advantage of the generosity.  He truly wants to help those who are homeless and unemployed but as one of his employees said on the page, some people take advantage.  Isn’t this a sad state of affairs?

In our area we have a ministry called COTS (Churches On The Streets).  They do a great deal to help the homeless and those in need.  They have helped some get back on their feet.  Kelly and I donate clothes and things to this ministry as I think it is doing a great job.  If you want more information about it, contact me and I will get it to you.

We need to open our eyes and see the need out there on our streets.  We have our warm homes and we sometimes take it for granted.  I saw some homeless people on TV who refused to come in a warming center during a very bad cold spell we had.  They didn’t want to come in because they didn’t want to get use to the warm and then be kicked back out in the cold.  Isn’t that sad?

Today I am asking you to pray for the homeless and if you can help please do so. The COTS ministry is an excellent way to help those in need.  Also there is the Hope Center in Cottage Hills who is an excellent way to help those in need.

May God bless you today!!

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