the cubs and i went to cash and carry to get stuff for my 12 step group.
on the way home, we found this cute little bookstore.
anyway so i am checking out the place.
the girl cub running around…one man cub looking at book the other..not so much
and the book store lady says “your son went out side” i replied that’s OK he is 11.its ya know…COOL
then she says to me..(insert voice of my momster-in-law)”well there are a lot of homeless people in this area”
“we are not scared of homeless people” i told her.
she was silent
then she tells me “oh nether am i..ya know…some of the homeless people are very nice”
one could insert “people of color; the gays; non Christan’s” whatever
i was pissed. but did i say anything?
i was a cowered
i should have said something…
i hope that my tone when i said “we are not scared of homeless people” was
maybe even made her think about the fact that
homeless people are ya know
and are worth
bet she does not look them in the eye.
i doubt it.
dear holy one
spirit of life and love and
all things good
touch that book store lady…
remind her of the teaching of
that every one is worthy of
safe place to lay their heads at night
what they have done
no matter ‘
if they are “sick in the head”
to be that way…
show her, remind her
that Jesus was homeless
some would say
i have no more