We all see them standing there. Rumpled clothes with faraway eyes and cardboard signs. We glance quickly and hope they don’t look back.
We are curious but unsure. We wonder who they are and how they got to this place. We think they need help. We think they need hope. We forget they need love.
The light turns green and we are on our way. We go back to our cozy lives. They remain. We pretend we are so different. We are not.
I pass by a homeless man today and with an empty wallet all I have to offer is my half drank iced tea which I choose to keep. What I do share is eye contact and a smile, which he returns in kind.
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Two fragile human beings, full of our own weaknesses and flaws, created in God’s likeness. We are the same. And that's how God loves us both...the same.