“No Status or Family But Jesus’

“St. Thomas Aquinas Matthew 23:8-12:  My uncle died tonight.  I am sad, but I am reminded that my status, my relationship  is with Jesus.  Ultimately that is to whom I belong.

During outreach in the Haight I encountered one young person after enough–fresh faces, rough on the edges.  Most seem content with traveling, and living day to day. I come down to Polk and see the one’s who were those fresh faces nearly sixteen years ago–worn, tired, angry.  Deeth, at 33, who has been on the street the whole time I have been here has changed little, always in my face, always needy. I listened to her tonight as she cried over a boy friend who is dying of AIDS.  I met Carlos, 23, who has been on the street since he was 13, talking of getting beaten up in New York and living under the bridges here.  My life is full, it is fulfilling, and I have no regrets. Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

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