Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Sobering Reality

One of the blogs that keeps me in check is LA's Homeless Blog. This blog pointed out to me during the election season that neither candidate talked about their plan for the homeless. It reminds me that episodic homelessness is on the rise and tent cities in America are growing. It shares about hate crimes against the homeless, something I never knew existed before this blog somehow ended up in my google reader. If you ever look at my shared items, I am often sharing items from LA's Homeless Blog.

And today, instead of celebrating the election of Barack Obama there was this post It brings up a good point. Obviously, we need to always be examining how we are spending money and what that really means for others. Think about how much money Obama raised by people sending in less than 200 dollars. What could that mean in the context of the global food crisis?

Every small contribution you give to others helps. Shaun Groves wrote about the power of the church in this gorgeous post here.

Also, while few people were bold enough to speak up in comments on my post about the right to abstain from voting, some wrote on their own blogs about it. Before you go read her moving post, though, I want to clarify that I did not say that not voting is a glorious choice, I said that the freedom to act according to conscience is a beautiful thing. My point, for those who missed it, is freedom.


bermudaonion said...

I'm with you. I think it's sinful to spend extraordinary amounts of money on items when there is so much need in this world. People think they have to give large amounts, but any amount of money and/or any amount of time can make a huge difference to someone in need. Thanks for this post.

S. Krishna said...

Sorry again, hopefully my edit cleared up any confusion!

Mollie said...

Wow. What a waste of resources. Very sad.

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