The reality is this: I deserve this lot too. How lazy can I be? How wordly and shallow can my thoughts be sometimes! What if my circumstances were different and I didn't have two parents that helped me in my younger days? I had to borrow a little money about a year ago even. What if my support system was non-existent and I found it hard to support myself, let alone my entire family? I would be that guy with the sign. Some other clown like me would be thinking he is so profound for dishing me out $2 at the gas station. The fact of the matter is we all are rebellious, conceded, and self righteous from birth. We are all born enemies of God in need of grace and mercy. I just think every now and then, we need that punch in the gut to remind us. We all fall so desperately beneath the Holy standard of the one whom we celebrate world-wide this month.
I pray this great God of ours shines His face upon this city I love, and does for these people what money, food, shelter, and material wealth can never do.