Communion

Communion

May 10, 2018

Grace Street Ministry - Blog May 2018


Listening to many the stories of housing issues are similar.  One couple a few months ago found housing after more than a year of homelessness.  After only 2 months they are looking again as the place they hoped to call home is being converted to something else and they are out.  They desperately look for a new place and find themselves in a long line of others doing the same.  They were hopeful and yet discouraged - a rollercoaster - an emotional cycle of relief and dismay and then back again.  It is complicated and confusing and difficult.   She leans into me and whispers with tear filled eyes, ‘I can’t come back here to the shelter…’  Listening with my heart, giving emotional support in the moment, wondering why?  Is it enough?  For that moment of time, it was enough.  Bearing God’s Grace to the helpless, to the least, to a beloved child of God – it is.  Knowing things may get worse for them, being present with them, love and light bearers  in a world of darkness and despair, helping them to hold onto hope.