|"As you do for the least of these, you do for me" (Matt 25:40)|
Create local jobs!
My friend Joe and I are sleeping on the street tonight (Good Friday) because we want to be in solidarity with our homeless neighbors. Joe is in his forties and I am almost 70 years ago. We both have homes, but there are over 80 homeless seniors sleeping on the streets of Pasadena. You can’t miss them. They are everywhere. The number of homeless residents has been rising in Pasadena in part because of skyrocketing housing costs. I am part of a group that advocates for supportive housing for our homeless neighbors. Supportive housing enhances safety for the community by providing homeless people with a long-term, affordable place to live, with services to help them with their issues.
|North Heritage Square provides beautiful, safe affordable|
housing for homeless seniors and provided 6 million dollars
in local jobs, contracts, and building material.
If you want to see homeless people off the street and housed in a safe, beautiful environment like Heritage Square North, please contact the Mayor and City Council members. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email me (Anthony) at email@example.com or visit my blog at laquaer.blogspot.com
Meanwhile, pray for your homeless neighbors. Remember that Jesus chose to be homeless like them so we would feel more compassion for the poor. “Foxes have lairs, birds have nests,” said Jesus, “but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Matt 8:20). On the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested, he and his disciples were sleeping outdoors in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem. Jesus told us that whatever we do for the poor, we do for him (Matt 25:40).
|The City spent thousands of tax dollars to fence off this property|
so homeless neighbors couldn't sleep there. We say, build housing,
“Give shelter to the homeless” (Isaiah 58:7)