I was fortunate to read a powerful article on homeless people and how they are perceived by society. It was called: “The homeless use the bathroom too … REALLY???” and the comments following the post were even more thought provoking.
It made me wonder. A lot. About perception and the ease with which we can look the other way. The article gave me some interesting questions. Like: when we see a homeless person in dirty clothing, knowing they have not bathed in a while or combed their hair, what thoughts go through our mind? Do we think about where they are living, how they eat, where they go to relieve themselves? Do we pause to remember that a homeless male or female adult was once someone’s beautiful clean baby boy or baby girl? Would we be brave enough to have a conversation with them to find out their story?