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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jesus was homeless

Jesus tells us in the Gospel for this Sunday that "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."

I often think that if Jesus were to visit Miami, we would find Him with the homeless! These are people who often have nowhere to rest their heads; the police push them out of the underpasses; parks close at sunset; shelters have no room for them and so they wander the streets. It is not easy to live like that and it is hard to see such misery in a country that is not able to eradicate poverty in our own cities.

1 comment:

Thesauros said...

Two comments of Jesus are so important in this context:

"Where I am there my servants will be also."

Where did / do we find Jesus. Exactly as you noted, with he poor, the outcast, those on the fringes of society.

"The poor you will always have with you."

Some take this as, well, not as the indictment I believe it to be. It's like He was saying, Yes she should be paying this sign of love to Me. Nevertheless, precisely because of your lack of love for your neighbour, the poor will always be with you.

God Bless.