Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cold vs warm....what can we do?

Man...it is REALLY cold outside. I mean VERY cold! But for me, there is good news. I can simply go in my warm house, get a blanket, turn up the heat or start a fire. The bad news is that all of those homeless folks that we regularly ignore or pretend aren't there.....well they do not have that luxury.

In tragic news today, a homeless man was found dead here in Medford, sleeping near the railroad tracks in only a light blanket. It is terrible. It breaks my heart.

We really CAN do something. PLEASE donate some food to a shelter, as I am sure they will be overfilled these days. I urge you to take it a step further. I am sure we all have more blankets, coats, hoodies, sweatshirts, jackets etc than we need. Get in your car. Find someone on the street. Clothe them like Christ instructed us to do. Help them stay warm! Buy them a coffee. Whatever it takes....it just may save a life.

Homeless Man Pictures, Images and Photos

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so convicted when I read your posts. I love you bubba.

JuddMc said...

I was just thinking about this yesterday, it is very sad. Amber has "adopted" a certain homeless man and always gives him money or food when she sees him. She is putting together a basket of things to give him.

Oh and by the way...your house isnt that warm...I know your mom can attest to that!