If you couldn’t tell, these blog posts are usually scheduled in. So this morning, I’m not sitting comfortably in my living room with a fresh cup of coffee. Today I’m participating in a Homeless Immersion weekend in Toledo, Ohio. It’s my intention to learn how such a program is done, so that I might try something similar in my neck of the woods.
I’ve spoken to loads of people who desire this. Their lives have been positioned for success: comfortable home, good schools, steady and sufficient income, safe. These are all good, admirable things that anyone wants.
But…so many other people don’t have them.
The well-positioned people suspect this, but they want to know more. They want to do more. They don’t want to wallow in ignorance.
And so they seek a new positioning, one that hits at this surprising sense of compassion within them.
Please pray for a wonderful weekend; that I may return with the tools to help others be positioned to understand the real plight of those in need.