Well, it’s coming: winter.
Most of us will pull the winter coats and gloves from dusty attic boxes and haul out corduroys, turtlenecks and sweaters.
Winter also brings the holidays … so much to anticipate!
Yet, for people who are homeless -- living in places without running water or heat (under bridges or in garbage dumpsters) -- there is nothing to pull out. The cold of the other night is merely a small taste of the Midwest winter to come.
They have dread.
Police officers are already asking me, as a police chaplain, “Where can people go?”