Sunday, November 6, 2011

Starbucks, 7am, Sunday Morning

The following is an excerpt from a work-in-progress called The Town I Live In.

Inside, it is empty except for me, writing.

Outside, two homeless women sit at separate tables, their possessions packed in duffel and grocery bags.

One is rubbing her bare foot with her hands because it is cold.

A couple blocks away, members of several different churches are plugging in expensive electronic equipment, preparing to entertain Christians who, afterward, will drive back to their nice, warm, suburban homes.



  1. Be fair, they're going to a concert AND getting lectured on how some guy didn't/doesn't neglect those people and they shouldn't either. Oh wait...

  2. invite them to your home. live by example, not by blogging. they'll never know you're fighting for them on an internet blog.

  3. Writing at 7a.m. on Sunday?? It is very sad to see homeless people out in the cold. I was one of the people a couple miles away going to church. You are right that many of us don't do enough or care enough to reach out and try to help the homeless. I know you engage and give your money to many of the homeless in Fullerton, J. This is definitely an area I need to grow in living out my faith in Jesus. I love you, Mom