Due to my Catholic upbringing...

As I walked down a crowded street, knowing I was late for an important business meeting, my eye fell upon one of those less fortunate, homeless people that are found in every city nowadays.

Some bystanders turned to stare. Others quickly looked away, afraid the bum might ask for some change.

Remembering a priest from my childhood who made an admonition to 'care for the sick, feed the hungry and clothe the naked', I was moved by something deep inside me to reach out to this unfortunate person.

This homeless person was wearing what could be described as rags, carrying every worldly possession in two plastic bags, my heart was touched by this sorrowful persons condition.

I wondered how did they get this way? Was it drugs? Alcohol? It didn’t matter.

Yes, some people saw only rags, but I saw a hidden beauty.

A small voice inside my mind said:

Reach out, Reach out!

So I did....

I won't be at church on Sunday!

Forwarded to A/H by Ally B.

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