In a December 25 article Margaret Renkl reminded us that Christmas is the day we celebrate a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger because there was no room in the inn. Flashing forward to the many babies and toddlers who today have no home, Renkl finds herself hoping for a day when Christian voters can elect representatives who prioritize feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and finding homes for all of our babies.
Dr. Jill Sunday Bartoli's blog
Kudos to the Patriot for raising the too-often neglected problem of homelessness. In my small town of Carlisle 50 to 70 men, women and children sleep on church floors every night. This includes mothers with infants, grandparents with aching joints, veterans and children—some trying to do homework on church floors.
This is not who we are as a community or a society, and we can do so much better. We know what our homeless neighbors need: