Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Jesus and Homeless People

I was on my way to school this morning and was only a couple stops away from my apartment when I heard a guy groaning about how something hurts him and whining that he was going to be late for work. I look over at him and he starts into a spiel about how he isn't an entertainer, but he's here to tell us about Jesus. We need to take care of each other, and men shouldn't run after men. Women shouldn't run after women, probably said something about needing to be saved etc. etc. etc. As soon as he started I looked at my watch and it was seven minutes after 7am. Way too early for this sort of thing. Thankfully he was only on the train for one or two stops.

I'm waiting for my next train and I hear some woman calling out about Jesus I checked my watch again, it was 7:25am. Way too early for this. Two Jesus people before 7:30 in the morning, what the heck. Although it did cross my mind to go over and argue with her just because. The feeling passed quickly.

On the first train ride, there was also a homeless fellow asking for money. He's the first of the day. It got me thinking how it's possible that there's no one for this person to go to. How is that possible? Absolutely no relatives? Friends? We need to take a moment and appreciate the people around us, especially family. That's what keeps being pounded into my head when one after another keep asking whether on the subway or on the street.