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Look out for those in need around us

Posted: February 1, 2012 5:43 p.m.
Updated: February 3, 2012 5:00 a.m.

I am very appalled; I thought that with our economy in the condition it is in now, how can the people of Camden and surrounding areas be so set on having a Y, to bring in visitors, friends and whatever else they can think of. In my opinion, this is pure greed. I have no intentions of leaving anyone out; this includes all proprietors, lawyers and Indian chiefs and let’s don’t forget the mayor and his committee and all the rich. It’s too bad the economy hasn’t hit you all yet but don’t worry, it is surely to get you, God will see to that. Everyone in these fields isn’t all for greed but most are.

I look and see all the empty buildings unattended and yet they want more, more. I am speaking for the homeless and I am so proud of the homeless shelter and Food for the Soul. I have visited, ate and hope to do volunteer work there. I have talked with and met some of the volunteers. They are such caring people, which is what it takes to deal with all of it. But if the temperature isn’t below 36 or 37, the shelter isn’t open because they can’t afford to be open all the time. I know that has to be heart wrenching for them because they care or they wouldn’t be there.

Suppose you could not stay home in your bed but you have to find another place to stay.  This includes children, women and men. I never get in my bed at night without thanking God for all my possession and, yes, I know I can be homeless at the blink of an eye but so could each one of you who reads this. It’s something to think about God is so displeased when he looks down at us and, yes, you know who you are and you think you can’t be in this situation but, oh yes, you can.

I am a caregiver. I have no license. It comes from my heart. It’s the heart that reveals it all in a very short time. You can’t buy that … it is given free by God. I wish everyone would visit Food for the Soul and the shelter. Maybe you ought to try to put yourself in those shoes for one day and night. If you don’t come out without a different heart and outlook on life, then you really don’t have a heart anyway.

Maybe some of the money the city wants to get rid of would help the shelter. In fact, I know it would. If you really wanted to, you could find friends there, too. God has been so good to us here in Camden, blessed us in so many ways, but he expects us to touch someone else’s life also and I know he looks down in disappointment.

I hope each of you will take the time and read this letter. It came from my heart, guided with God’s hand. We need to realize that we don’t need all these worldly things to live. It is nice, but it makes us lose our perspective of the people who have nothing. And remember: we were all created by God “in his own image.”


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