Some years ago, before the death of Mother Theresa, a television special depicted the grim human conditions that were a part of her daily life. It showed all the horror of the slums of Calcutta and her love for these destitute people. The producer interviewed her as she made her rounds visiting the people she … More God Notices
A number of years ago, I was in New Orleans for a continuing education conference. I was in the hotel lobby, deep in conversation with a colleague after the evening session when we witnessed an interesting exchange. A man who looked to be homeless shuffled into the lobby and approached the front desk. I don’t … More A Turn in the Story
There are days when the world seems pretty upside-down and unexpected. Did Nancy Williams from Owatonna High School, (who is, by the way, one of my heroes) really talk about high school students who are homeless? Or who don’t have enough food to eat? In the past, when I’ve mentioned these issues that our schools … More Not The Way It Will Be For You
As a young boy, probably 7 or 8 years old, I feared the moment. It was the moment I’d have to face my parents. It hadn’t even really occurred to me when my friend and I crouched down to use a stick to write our initials in the fresh, wet concrete of the sidewalk that … More Sheep and Goats
At Christmastime, and again for spring break, Trinity received word that students at Owatonna High School were in need. There are 28 students at Owatonna High School who have been identified as homeless. Yes, I said 28. Which means that the actual number is probably closer to 40, as there is always a percentage who aren’t identified. … More It’s Not OK.