At Criswell College, the entire student body, faculty and administration go out every semester into the streets of Dallas to pray, serve, and share Christ with the world. We visit with executives, cabbies, moms, and whoever else will take time to talk. Next week, the streets of Dallas will again be teeming with groups of the CC community, swarming to meet needs and share burdens with those who are open.
One large demographic of the people with whom we share is the men and women who live outside of homes in Dallas. We have teams who pack hygeine kits and other items to deliver items to our friends of the street.
What do you think of the when you consider the homeless? Have you excused yourself from relating or even speaking to them for your “safety” or another lame excuse?
I read this post today on “famous people who have been homeless,” and thought of all the foolishness that can be wrapped up in the silence and distance many maintain to stay away from “those people.”
I am praying tonight for the Lord to continue opening our eyes to those who are homeless. Also, I am praying for those of us who have forgotten that the Lord visited us in the gutter when we were addicts to sin and drunk with vice (Luke 19). And to find us, He lived a life without home, without money, and without a pillow to lay his head (Matt 8:20). God, have mercy on us (Luke 18).