Excellent question crazyhorse ghost!
For the third time in my life I am homeless myself.
Because of the help of some organizations in the town I relocated to; I will once again have a place of my own. I am thankful for the charity and that these organizations are helping me to help myself.
In the past 4 months, I have found that people, even nice Christian people are concerned that homelessness is a contagion. Many average middle class people know they are just a sickness or disaster from homelessness themselves, so the more they can justify the differences between them and those who are homeless, the safer they feel.
I have had good people question my morals, if it was drink, drugs or gambling that brought about my situation. Unfortunately it was 6 weeks without income that did me in. I hope to never find myself in this situation again, but even as down as I have been, when I see another who seems to be hurting, I want to reach out and help. When I am unable to help myself very well, it hurts more that I cannot help others much.
Jesus was homeless, and hungry most of his ministry, and Christian means Christ-like.
You are a saint in the making, I appreciate all you do for the hungry and homeless.