December 11, 2013
It’s amazing how quickly your entire paradigm changes when you’re faced with
such desperate circumstances.
Just a little over a week ago I would never have thought of panhandling for money.
Now, I feel I’ll wind up dead in the street if I don’t try to get enough money to sleep inside
even if it’s just for one night. Panhandling is a crime in New Jersey. I guess the state just
wants all the homeless to die and get it over with.
I throw down the gauntlet to any politician who thinks they could last a week out here like I
and so many thousands of others are doing right now as I type this. And there are many who
have been out here much, much longer then I have. So think about how they must be feeling right
now. Especially now that Christmas is quickly approaching.
Everybody wants peace, love, happiness and joy. Let’s not think about the freezing cold human beings
living in the streets who won’t be spending Christmas with friends and family.
But wait! Things like that don’t happen in America right? I must be dreaming right? Yeah, I’m dreaming!
A real freaking nightmare!
Do me a favor. Don’t pray for me. It doesn’t do any good if you’re not willing to come and help me. Case in point,
Jesus WENT to the sick, homeless, and destitute. He took ACTION. He DID something about the human condition.
He didn’t ask the sick to come to him. He didn’t open a clinic and tell everyone to get in line if they wanted
to see him. And he never, ever judged anyone for the reasons they were homeless and poor.
And with that I will close for today.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find a bathroom to hide in for an hour or
so to take my shoes off and let my feet dry a little. God this is gonna hurt.
(Thought for today) – “Who could have imagined hell would be this cold?”
No guitar yet. But still hoping!