Updated: Dec 24, 2020
It was a cold and wet day. The clouds were hovering in the Sky 3 birds were singing in the distance with only the mist of rain falling. I stood on my balcony wondering what the youth were doing. Are they staying warm? Are they dry? Do they need food? I wanted to go out at 3:30 in the morning but it was dark. So many questions arise.
I am warm I have a Queen size bed with food in the cupboard and running water to take a shower. I can give all my belongings away to try and feel what they feel but it will be no point all in vain. The point is to do what I can do the best way I know how. We have a vast array of people with different knowledge and backgrounds. Who's the say we cannot give these things to the street kids. We have communities on top of communities are able, not able, don't want to, or don't know how to help. It takes a smile of grace a bucket of joy a glimmer of hope and a pinch of love to get the motivation started with our kids. Who are those kids in the streets? What are their lives like? Where did they come from? What is their story? Where are they dreams? With so many unanswered questions it confuses the soul at times.
I have seen youth laid out in the wet grass on the sidewalks even in small cubic holes of a closed down business in the cold and rain. Many cars passing by not stopping to say what can I do for you? Are we all supposed to serve one another to not judge?
I will tell you a story my kids decided to become homeless on their own time because they didn't want to follow the rules. That time sleeping in their small Pinto didn't last exceedingly long being they were six feet tall. It took their own wheel to pull them out of their own misery. It was not a fun time. They were also not raised in a dysfunctional home but in a firm 1 we can all respect. They are adult age now and have places at their own and families of their own.
But what about the kids who are raised opposite of this two and four years ago? Love just as the next one; They deserve a loving home a place of safety and hope. Can you imagine not having these basic needs? Even as an adult I might say think about children. Love your children. Hug him. Say I love you. Read to them. Check up on them. Spend quality time with them. Nurture them. Most importantly give them the heart and love of God.
What is our mission to prepare the youth of today for the life of tomorrow rebuilding youth around the world