Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Homeless

Last week, St. Peter's joined Chapel on the Green to celebrate Eucharist and to deliver a meal to those in need on the New Haven green.  Every week, another church does it on Sunday.    We do it, because that is what our faith expects of us.  It is what Jesus asked of us.  To help our neighbor and fellow citizens who do not enjoy the same luxuries we take for granted.

A prayer from the BCP wonderfully illustrates this:

Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors. Strengthen those who spend their lives establishing equal protection of the law and equal opportunities for all. And grant that every one of us may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of this land; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

To Rhode Island, thank you for helping us see the homeless as one of us...

To Philadelphia, do we really have to criminilize feeding the homeless?

So many of us are just one bill away, one tragedy away from being homeless ourselves.

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