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*Jesus, you spent the last three years of your life unemployed and homeless, in order to preach and demonstrate the love of God and gospel truths.
"Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." Luke 9:58
Jesus, You spent that last three years without income from Your trade.
"Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many other women, all of whom contributed to the support of Jesus and His Apostles. Luke 8:3
You depended upon the shelter of others' homes,
and upon the financial support of friends and supporters
You know that when circumstances prevented You from earning Your living, others came to Your aid.
Your followers didn't leave You exposed to the elements, hot and cold, wind and rain.
They did not leave You to starve.
And Jesus, though You were homeless and without a wage, You were not forgotten ... Large crowds followed You...
Matthew 19:2 Matthew 8:1 Luke 9:11Matthew 14:13
and they honoured You...
The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed ... ... Both the crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed him kept
shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David. Matthew 21:9*
Jesus, many homeless and unemployed have no one to help them.
No one to offer shelter.
No one to affirm that their lives have meaning and are precious.
Jesus I entreat You to embrace the hearts of the unemployed and the homeless,
the neglected and the lonely, the desperate and the despairing...
through the practical love and personal kindness of others,
to provide affordable shelter;
and where there is need, to help them to rehabilitate;
to obtain where necessary required medication or counseling;
to supply education, jobs, retraining, or support;
Bring to them those who are respectfully willing to share their food with them;
and with genuine love and wise practicality,
to affirm their unique sacredness.
and to inspire them to have faith in Your merciful love, and their eternal destiny with You.
Cordial greetings and a very good day.
Thankyou, dear friend, for bring this most important issue to our notice, for there is, I feel, a hardening of attitudes today towards this most vulnerable and, alas, despised group of people, even among those who profess the religion of Christ.
Therefore, let is indeed pray for their sad plight, asking that God will move the hearts of men to alleviate their suffering, thus giving them hope and restoring their faith in mankind. Let not Catholics of all people close their bowels of compassion, wrongly believing that all unemployment and homelessness is a result of indolence and being workshy. Many have jolly severe mental disabilties which precludes them from being a part of the workforce and such persons warrant our prayers and, where possible, our love and practical support.
God bless and thankyou.
Warmest good wishes,