So I’m just about finished with my new record. I hope you will like it. I wanted to share this song up front, because of what it means to me. I’ve never been homeless…. I can’t imagine life without shelter or without knowing where my next meal is coming from…..
Thing is – I’ve been that guy, who ignores…. I don’t practice that. But something in my is ashamed if I can’t help someone. I don’t have cash on me, almost ever. I just don’t. Helps me not blow it frivolously (I know, this is counter to the Ramsey mentality – but that’s me). I often don’t have food on me. So if I encounter someone who is without, and I have nothing to give them, I feel – ashamed… And I ignore them… And I feel more ashamed….
What if i could just spend some time with them, or even say hello, like I would anyone else on the street who I am not immediately thinking wants or needs something from me? Hmmm – I’m thinking this as I type, and I think I need to re-adjust my behavior a bit. These are PEOPLE. And while I’m far from any sort of expert don’t pretend to have the answers here – I think ALL people just want to be loved, accepted. And I know everyone needs Christ. So why deny that of anyone, just because I don’t have a sandwich on me?
So I have been working this song for a couple months. It’s been in my head, helped me wrestle with this (I’m still wrestling). I had thought about actually selling this one, and using the money to do something to help homeless people. But I don’t need the money to do that – I’m rich 100 times over, by their standards. I can help them with resources I currently have. And I will. If you are interested in joining me, certainly give me a shout.
Hope this song stirs something in you – and I certainly hope I did Mr. Collins ok with my rendition… 🙂