We all have a place we live. Homelessness is not without a dwelling place.
We may not call it home. We may not call it comfortable. We may not even call it good.
Our real response to homelessness is based in a desire for human dignity. Dignity is about sensing a greatness within each person that cannot be denied. We degrade dignity when we shame others – expecting them to live within our standards. A person degrades their own dignity when their own standard is not reached.
Let’s throw into this mix a far greater standard. Let’s consider that there is a God who fixes a standard for humans. To be like God would be the greatest goal – for surely a created being fashioned after God would be at their best, their most glorious, when they are most like God.
With that in mind – a person can be homeless and live with dignity. A society can be oppressed and live with dignity.
When we seek to live up to the glory that is God’s.
Just a thought for the day!