back home again… for a week

Five of us from LCM spent last week in the Twin Cities.  We did a ser­vice trip, spend­ing time at a home­less shel­ter, a food pantry, and an after-school pro­gram.  It was an excel­lent expe­ri­ence, and one that I need to still process.

One thing that I was struck by was the gra­da­tions of home­less­ness.  The thing that came up a few times was that, when peo­ple have a place to sleep, when they have four walls and a roof, they don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly con­sid­er them­selves home­less.  That was inter­est­ing to me, and some­thing that I did­n’t con­sid­er before.

It was an eye-open­ing trip.

I should write more and study.