It's strange how certain things come to mind at the strangest times. I am not sure why I am thinking this morning about this but I will share it with you. I have always seemed to make friends all through school and even to this day with the ones who had no friends; the underdogs, the misfits, so to speak. The ones who no one else wanted to sit down next to at lunch. The ones no one else wanted to pick for kick ball and baseball. Then my mind started thinking of homeless people and wondered....do you suppose that maybe some of them were at one time one of those kids who nobody wanted to have lunch with? I am sure there are deeper reasons as to why some of them are homeless, don't get me wrong, but I just wonder if maybe some of the rejection they felt all through school didn't maybe carry with them in life somehow? I couldn't help this morning as I was thinking on this, think of the verse that says, "hope deferred makes the heart sick" and realized that some of these people who are homeless must feel so hopeless and in despair. Just given a little spark of hope that they can have a future and get back on their feet can make all the difference. There are many good organizations working to help the homeless,and thinking on this makes me realize, I personally have done nothing! Sometimes we complain about what we don't have. I feel ashamed this morning as I think on this subject and I think of the many people who are at this moment hovering over a garbage can with a fire in it to stay warm or being turned away at a shelter because there aren't enough beds. We can all do more. Because we have Hope...We are not in despair and destitute. We have so much for which to be thankful!