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Quotes & Questions 2018 #6

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“A weed is no more than
a flower in disguise.”
James Lowell

 

 

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Some people are looked at like they are nothing but a worthless weed when in fact if time was taken to get to know them they might be a beautiful flower. Maybe the homeless person sleeping in the alley has a gift to share but no one will look past the rags he wears or get close enough to speak to him…or her.

I am as guilty as anyone in my attitude and rejection of these folks.
I am trying to change.
I look at the weeds and sometimes find flowers hiding within.
What do you see when you look at a homeless person?

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12 thoughts on “Quotes & Questions 2018 #6

  1. When I worked for the law firm that dealt with disability benefits, I met many homeless people, and learned how easy it is to end up in that situation if a few things in life go wrong. It is not always a choice, and the homeless person deserves to be treated with as much dignity as anyone else. I know that but for the grace of God, there go you and I. God sends angels in many disguises, and everyone has a gift to share. It only takes a moment to be kind… and maybe to offer something to eat if there is a need.

    1. It breaks my heart to see homeless people. Everyone should have a safe place to live. I cannot imagine being without a home. I doubt I would survive long on the street.

  2. Very well said, but be careful with the homeless. Once you reach out you may have a hard time getting them to leave you alone. You’ll become their source of income. I’ve learned this one the hard way.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

    1. We do need to be careful to not be played as the fool. I usually meet homeless people while waiting for the bus. No one has ever asked for money…or anything really. I have occasionally bought a sandwich and coffee or soda though.

  3. There are homeless that are people, just like you and me, however, they have run on some hard times. Then there are those that are scammers. I have compassion for those that truly have no control over their fate. I feel they deserve a helping hand.

    1. There are scammers and that hurts those in need. Those truly in need do deserve our help and that doesn’t always mean giving them money. Sometimes just acknowledging their presence is what they need the most.

  4. I see someone that could be me or any of my family/friends at any given time. I see someone that needs love just like the rest of us. But, that isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. One of the first things is, “Are they for real or are they just trying to scam people?” Those that are scammers make it that much more difficult for those that are truly in a desperate situation. I’ve decided that when I can help, I will, and leave the rest for Heavenly Father to sort out. He knows their situations and their intentions. All I know is I was commanded to show love to my neighbor and a neighbor doesn’t have to be in a house in my neighborhood or in a house at all.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    1. I have seen first hand the scammers at work, leaving their ‘site’ and getting into a merc or beamer. However, the genuine homeless we have seen too. A hot drink and something to eat on a cold day, a smile and a chat.

      1. Yes, there are lots of scammers and that is shameful but as you said there are those who are “genuine”. I think most of the truly homeless just want to be acknowledged and seen as fellow human beings.

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