I was down at Church on the Street today gathering information for our social media outreach. During lunch I was walking around to the various tables just to say hello and see how everyone was doing.
As I was going around one of the young ladies, who is homeless, was looking at me to make sure that I said hello to her. She is quite obviously mentally retarded, I hope this is the correct description. I did make sure I said hi to her, but her face stuck with me today.
It’s easy, although wrong, to judge a homeless person. We think that they are on the street because it’s there fault, or they’re lazy, or they just like it there. It may be true that for a small, very small, portion this may be true.
But for this young lady who looked at me with the eyes of a child, it’s not her fault. She does not have the ability to change her station in life. She is a victim of a fallen world and it is up to us as representatives of Christ to reach those who can’t stand up on their own.
God help us if we turn a blind eye.