Bringing the homeless to life

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This reblog Wednesday post is to draw attention to a blog as a whole, rather than a specific post. Namely Dennis Cardiff’s Gotta Find a Home, devoted to his encounters with homeless people. Dennis has written a book based on those encounters, in which the stories of individuals emerge, each one unique in their own way. Just as every person is unique, so is every homeless person – an obvious point too easily overlooked. To many of us, including myself, ‘the homeless’ are indeterminate, unheard and invisible. By giving them a voice, Dennis Cardiff restores them to humanity.

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20 thoughts on “Bringing the homeless to life

  1. Thank you, Curtis, for drawing attention to this important issue. At the linked blog, it says the homeless man is in Sydney, Australia. Its easy to forget in the midst of developed countries people are without homes. Over the last decade this problem has become very pronounced in Australia for a number of reasons – one is chronic housing shortages, mismanaged by the governments.

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  2. Reblogged this on Gotta Find a Home: and commented:
    Thank you so much for your kind words. These unique individuals are true heroes and survivors of the streets. I am truly humbled by their charity and generosity. What they may not have in abundance, they give with relish and enthusiasm. I am honored by their acceptance of me as a friend.

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  3. My Heart Cringes, and I become Breathless when I see pictures like these. Particularly those of the Homeless Abroad, because, perhaps Foolishly, I do not expect such things there.

    The Lord Teaching His People to give a Tenth of their Income makes Much Sense.

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