~ Say a prayer ~
Did you see the homeless girl you passed on your way into work today? She is someone’s daughter. The man you passed this morning, the one sitting outside in the rain – he’s someone’s brother.
The next time you see that homeless girl, boy, man, or women sitting along the road, or against a building, or in a park, or anywhere – say a prayer. Say a prayer for them, and say a prayer for those who love them.
You may look at them and see a drug addict – I see someone’s daughter, son, mother, father, brother, or sister. I see the sleepless nights and tear soaked pillows. I see loved ones suffering silently. I see those enslaved to addiction and mental illness who are dying yet are alive.
So the next time you see that young women obviously bound by addiction, or the man hopelessly homeless – say a prayer.
12 “If a man has a hundred sheep, and one wanders away and is lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others and go out into the hills to search for the lost one? 13 And if he finds it, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine others safe at home! 14 Just so, it is not my Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish. – Matthew 18:12-14