Subtitle: Or, at the least, I think I believe
Sub-subtitle: Or, at the most, I believe I know
Sub-sub-subtitle: An ancillary thought to Some things I have learned #46
As long as there have been humans, there has been hunger and homelessness.
Seeming to reflect this reality, Jesus said, “The poor always will be with you.” Over time, in lending my hands to alleviate hunger and homelessness, I have experienced more than a few moments of hard-fisted despair given how irresolvable these conditions of life appear (are?).
Nevertheless, this one thing, indeed, truth has kept me from falling into a pit of defeated immobility: People never are categories. People are not “the hungry” and “the homeless.” People always are people, truly, my sisters and brothers who are hungry and homeless whom I am called to be of service where I am, when I can, with what I have.
Remembering this always re-opens my hands.
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#hunger #homelessness #lovingmyneighbor #servingmysistersandbrothers
 Matthew 26.11a. However, contextually, this was no mere statement of fact by Jesus, but rather a word to his disciples contrasting the reality of his soon-departure from them: “You will not always have me” (Matthew 26.11b).