Last week, I asked the question “What would you do?"
This week, I’m asking you to read this essay on how one UMC church in Washington, D.C. helped their homeless population into a safer place.
“There is a way to keep safe, clean grounds while helping our homeless neighbors — and it’s both easier and harder than installing sprinkler systems or putting up fences. It requires the investment of time and resources to build relationships, listen, and help. The community we formed still gathers at 7 a.m. each Tuesday.”
I do hope you are reading and your hearts are beginning to be warmed to the idea of moving beyond mercy and into the realm of justice. Respond to this blog, or contact me directly, with your thoughts, ideas, and concerns about social justice in the Pascack Valley region.
In Christ's Peace, Lisa