It’s easy to judge the homeless guy on the corner from the comfort of my car, and my life. It’s tighter for Jon and than it used to be, but we’re okay. We used to give ten bucks and now it’s two. Yeah, things have changed, but we can still share.
Now when I look at these guys from the comfort of my car I know it wouldn’t take much to be sitting on a different corner in dirty clothes, holding a sign, and wishing with all my heart I could be somewhere else.
Every now and then I hear someone talking about these homeless ones and he or she says, “They won’t even look me in the eye.”
My honest response: Why in the world would they? Who wants to see the condemnation in your eyes? Not them. Not me either.
As I consider my place in this world, I realize these important truths:
- That could be me.
- Jesus wants me to care.
- Jesus is watching and when I take a moment to show I care, He sees both my faith and deed.
I don’t always obey when I hear Jesus say, “Stop and give.” Even as I drive away I know I chose not to take an opportunity to care the way Jesus does. How sad is that!
Matthew 25:36b ”I was sick, and you cared for me.”