The other night while out doing errands I saw one of the homeless guys who's always so happy to see me. I kid you not, it brightens his day and he smiles, gets excited, and waves. As I got out of my car to go into the store I stopped just for a moment to ask him how things have been going for him. He said that people are so much less helpful this year than they were this time last year.
I don't understand how this can be... It was the week before Christmas when all through the hood, not a creature was sparing, not even a dime. This doesn't sound right to me and it probably doesn't sound right to you either. Where's the problem with this? Complacency.
People are getting to the point they see the homeless and turn the other cheek. This isn't the way it's supposed to be. They'd appreciate just knowing someone took a minute to say "Hi." My homeless friend told me that's all he wants half the time and the fact that I cared enough to spend under 5 minutes just checking on his well being made his night.
Even with Christmas over, it's not too late to change our attitudes. In fact, we're now heading into the new year and getting ready to make our New Year's resolutions. Why not make a resolution to not be so complacent towards the homeless? If you don't want to go out there and help them yourself, why not support our ministry? Don't feel right giving money? Then consider donating some clothes, blankets, or winter accessories you no longer want / need. Don't have anything in your closet you want to give away? Pay attention to this site, our new Etsy store is about to open and 90% of its profits go to help the homeless.
See? You no longer have a reason to be complacent!