“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”Jesus, Matthew 25:40
Most have heard this quote regardless of your religious background but have you REALLY thought about it? People are good and usually, want the best for others. Some people put money in the buckets outside the store or maybe serve soup at the local shelter but have you ever thought about the ones that aren’t reached by these organizations?
We have shelters, soup kitchens, drug rehabs, and clothes closets but what about the people who aren’t served by these places? These are all very needed organizations but honestly, most have criteria for the safety of the greater population. Again, safety is important but what about those people that are considered “unsafe”? Our shelters have to look out for all of their clients so there is a segment of the homeless population that is not able to be helped by them. Severe drug addiction, mental illness or even an inability to follow simple instructions can keep you from finding hope in the traditional places.
Mission of Hope in Flint offers a place for the “least of these”. No judgment. No drug tests. Just a daytime warming center that allows ANYONE to come in. It is a place where you can take a shower or wash your only clothes. Get a ride to the doctor. Fill a jug with water to flush the toilet in your house that had its’ water shut off. Maybe you just need a place to warm up when the shelter makes you leave for the daytime hours and the bus system won’t let you keep riding around.
Please consider donating to this loving place. Your entire donation goes to the mission. There is no paid board of directors or counselors, just a man who tries to emulate Jesus in how he loves people. Aren’t we all supposed to be doing that?