John Oram

John Oram

Posted on 09/29/2013


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Thought For The Day - 27 September 2013

Thought For The Day - 27 September 2013
Homelessness is an important and emotive subject. There are many reasons for being homeless. A few people choose the lifestyle but many more are driven to this desperate state by circumstances we can never know even though we might judge through a glance or an action. I find that my conscience twinges a little more sharply with the approach of winter. Imagine if you will, as deep, penetrating cold falls across your town, knowing that you have nowhere to go, nowhere to escape from the falling temperature. You can not become warm, wash or even be sure of eating. Your life must be lived in the public gaze and invisibly at the same time; no four walls exist for you anywhere. We might not be able to help in material ways nor, in some cases, is help welcomed but we can avoid judging and we can help with the social change which will eventually reduce if not eliminate homelessness.

Sleep well.

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Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
sad, indeed
3 years ago.