- Posted December 25, 2011 by
Greenville, South Carolina
Homeless on Christmas
Christmas Eve is a time for people and families to come together and have a joyous occasion. The homeless of this nation cannot afford such luxuries and as Christmas comes again they are often cast aside, to promote a consumer mentality, or put in front to promote the goals of a politician or major power player with his own interest at heart.
The homeless of America often cannot tell their story to anyone that will listen. I will. These are people that, in some cases, have served our country both on a state and on a federal level. These are people that have more guts than anyone and take the chances that no one else would want to take, simply because, they have nothing to lose. These people have some amazing stories and are honest with you and helpful when you mess up. A lot of these people love God and truly try to serve him by going and helping out, with the little they have, in church.
I don’t know a homeless person living on the street that woke up and choose to be homeless, so to say that they chose that lifestyle is idiotic and disingenuous in itself. I also don’t know why that is there lot in life and cannot say that their actions didn’t cause them to end up where they are at.
The only thing I know is that these people are simply that, peop.le. This time of the year is supposed to be the most giving time of the year and even though we are in a recession we should band together and help out those who need help. Regardless if we are a Christian nation or not we are a nation of humans and as people we should look out for each other and no other creeds be they racial, economic or cultural should get in the way of helping those that have less than us