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Thursday, May 26th, 2011

So, its been an emotional week around here for me. The sermon on Sunday shook me.

Imagine yourself as an 8 year old. You live in public housing with your younger siblings. All you have known in your life is insecurity and inconsistency. One morning you wake up to find that your mother has abandoned you all.

That is the story of a little girl who walked into the Martha O’Bryan center with two empty 2-liter bottles. She had no food, and no electricity. She came seeking water.

As I heard those words, my stomach sank. Tears began streaming down my face as I sat in the sanctuary surrounded by coats and ties, beautiful necklaces and expensive perfumes. I didn’t feel guilty; I just felt SICK.

“She didn’t CHOOSE this.”

She could have been ME. (I could have been her…) And by what seems the (more…)

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