Homeless in the Capital

Jodi and I are in Washington D.C. for a few days.  We were walking from our hotel to find dinner a little earlier.  We are just a couple of blocks from the capital.  I guess I should have expected to find homeless people here like anywhere else, but it shocked me more than I thought.

The homeless gentleman was sleeping on the sidewalk so I didn’t want to disturb him.  We are just a few blocks from the White House, and yet laying here in front of me is a homeless person.  I noticed more that had built their ‘homes’ under the overpasses just a short distance from here.

There is something very wrong and disturbing in this picture to me.  First, let me say that I’m not trying to judge anyone.  I’m just making an observation.  But here in the capital of the most powerful country in the world, just a few blocks from buildings and monuments that represent freedom to the world, there lays a man with no home and I assume little hope of having one.

What I’m saying here is not a judgement of any political party, nor any one group of people.  It’s an observation that sometimes we all will fail to see the value in a human being.

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