|Shelter Beds at Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford CT|
This photo haunts me. How are the Hartford area homeless families that once slept in these beds coping today? Where are they? Where is home?
While I may be haunted by the photo of the empty beds, and thoughts of the safety and well being of the homeless we served, I believe we all need to step up and learn how to build a better world. How do we begin? Consider the words of my friend Rev. Dennis P. (Denny) Moon, Senior Minister, South Congregational Church of Granby CT; "Living in our society isn't just about individual rights, but also the common good. In order to understand the common good, you must enter into the suffering of others."
Don Shaw, Jr.
Director Emeritus, Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity