10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55
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This Sunday I will post a past teaching- along with A video I made on 12-23-18.
Sunday sermon videos for 12-23-18 [I added the verses for this video in the Verses section below]
I did teach some on the video- and added those verses below in the verses section. I try not to ‘teach’ too much on these ‘re-posts’ because then it defeats the purpose.
I focused on the readings from the Mass for this date- and if you read my Hebrews 10 commentary https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/11/06/hebrews-10-13/ it covers one of the main points I wanted to make.
I did see many of my homeless friends this week- often I pass them up [after visiting with them] and see them heading to ‘their camps’.
Yes- many of the homeless try to make the best of being on the streets- and even though it is ‘illegal’ to camp- without a permit [they recently raided a homeless camp- I actually saw it on the local news- and yes- I knew the friends who camped there].
Some of them have little to no choice- they have to sleep somewhere, and to be honest- the shelters simply don’t cut it.
As I drove passed a few of them the other day- I beeped the horn and realized they were waiting to catch the bus- and get off in a secluded area- right by one of our bays- and try and stay out of sight- and out of mind.
Many of us don’t really empathize with this way of living- often times the guys [or girls] don’t know when someone will walk up on them- or the cops will raid their camps- or maybe if they are sleeping in their car-
They will be woken up in the early morning hours and be told they have to move.
I don’t blame the cops for this- they are doing their jobs.
But the homeless- some who served our country with distinction [Vets] they feel like being homeless in itself is against the law.
Even if they are not knowingly breaking any laws.
I put the blame on no one- yes- some have struggled with addiction- or mental illness- and that’s why they wound up on the street.
On Christmas day I posted a video titled ‘did he kill himself on Christmas’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWzFD6ffYCg&t=1s
Earlier in the day- on Christmas eve- a homeless friend walked in front of my motorcycle- I didn’t know him well- his name was Matt and when I met him before the guys told me he was completely deaf.
He also struggled with real mental issues.
When I first met him I remember saying ‘he should never been on the street’.
Later that day- on Christmas eve- he was struck and killed by a truck- about 30 yards away from where he walked in front of me earlier that day.
I wondered if he did this on purpose.
This past week we have had around 3 more people killed by vehicles- I think 2 were on the same day.
The day Matt walked in front of me while I was riding my motorcycle- I wasn’t going to fast- and I of course stopped.
But because I was right there- in the open on the bike- I got to talk to him face to face.
I said something like ‘be careful- you can’t walk in front of traffic’.
I know he’s deaf- but I also noticed he did not want to look at me- he remembers me- he knows me- and if he were in the act of doing something bad-
Then he wouldn’t want to be talking to someone he knows.
So as I end this short note- please be careful when your on the road.
If your driving- remember there are indeed people on foot- and yes- even if they are breaking a law to be using a crosswalk- yet- still be careful.
To those who do walk across the streets- take the extra time to walk to the nearest crosswalk.
The Police can’t solve a problem like this- but we can help- contribute- on both sides of the aisle.
To help not make it happen again.
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