Tuesday, December 25, 2007

DECEMBER 25: CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS HOMELESS MEN WHO EVER LIVED



He was born "homeless"

He "owned" 1 robe and 1 pair of sandals

His life and his teachings were mainly concerned about the poor and the "least amongst us"

His disciples were simple men and women

To be with Him, He asked that they leave behind all that they had materially and live "homeless" with Him

He spent his days and nights amongst the homeless, the drunks, the prostitutes, the despised of society

He went out of his way to heal and be available to the lepers, the mentally ill, the paralyzed, the blind, the lame - all outcasts of society.

He spent His ministry asking those who were suffering what He could do for them, His actions, His teachings, were focused on how to heal those who were suffering





He was imprisoned and sentenced to death with criminals.

He died a criminals death publicly humiliated by those in power at the time.

He didn't own a burial tomb.



"He walked his talk"
Mark 10:20
Matthew 19:20



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In honour of all who have come before this moment since the first birthday of the Master, who have dedicated any part of their lives to serving the poor, the homeless, the afflicted and the unwanted. Blessings to my Rainbow, Rastafarian, Twelve Tribes and Mennonite brothers and sisters everywhere whose humble lives reflect the ways of the Master.

*posting title paraphrased from an inspiring quote spoken by Bill Quigely at the public housing hearings on December 20, 2007, in New Orleans city council chambers. Bill Quigley has been a public housing advocate since 1971 in New Orleans. Blessings to him and all who have worked so tirelessly on behalf of the homeless, the poor, the displaced, and those who have fallen through the cracks of societies everywhere.


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