Hi Annie,<quoted text>
There is a homeless man that stand across the street every morning waiting for the agency to open that serves breakfast at 6:00 AM. He arrives at around 5:00. While he is waiting...he comes his hair...cleans his teeth...repacks his duffel bag.
One day...I saw inside that bag...everything neatly folded...his shirts folded and put in one plastic bag...his socks in another...and yet another for his pants. I was amazed at how neat and percise that he was.
I did not see a "bum"...just a man that for some unknown to me reason no longer had a home to go to.
IMO "Bums" can live in homes...be married...have kids. They are the type of people that mentally or physically abuse their families and friends. They take advantage of others. They care about no one but themselves.
Saying someone is "homeless" over calling them a "bum" is not being politically correct...it is being respectful to someone regardless of what might have happened in their lives.
Most of us at any point could have circumstances beyond our control happen and we might be on the streets. If you have a guarantee that it won't happen to you...then you are more blessed than most people.
Awesome post. Nobody never knows what may happen from day to day. We all could end up homeless some day and I hope people that see me will see me through YOUR eyes and heart. I am quite aware that you left religion but you sure see things through the eyes of God a lot more than some who still profess their religion. Thank you for being who you are. Your views on things light up this forum most of the time. God Bless You