At church this morning, a young lady talked to us about her work at a homeless shelter.
She said that working there has changed her view on service. Many
people serve because of how it can help them. “I feel so good and
fulfilled when I serve,” many of us say. “You want to cure your
depression—-help somebody else.”
There may be merit to that, on some level, but, as the young lady
this morning was saying, we should also serve because there are people
out there who need help.
The young lady was also saying that her attitude on homelessness has
changed. Before working at the shelter, she thought that people became
homeless as a result of drug abuse and bad decisions. That does happen,
but there are many people who become homeless as a result of hard
times. Considering how medical bills can be, I can see how families can
easily become impoverished.
In addition, the young lady said that children who are homeless did
nothing to deserve homelessness. She said that they deserve the same
things that many of us got growing up.
I thought that she made important points this morning.