To offer a home to the homeless Christ, start by making your own homes places where peace, happiness and love abound, through your love for each member of your family and for your neighbors. ~~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta
It occurred to me as I read this quote that Mother Teresa was right, so very right!!! I feel so badly for the homeless in the world! I want to make it better for them! I want to take them in and care for them. But this doesn't happen just because I want to do it.
An opportunity arose 35 years ago, during a snow storm, in Eastern Oklahoma where we lived at the time. It was one of those storms that happens so rarely there that we were all left quite unprepared. When we went into town to get gas for the van we found two Mexican families stranded by the side of the road. They were traveling back to Chicago after visiting family in Mexico for Christmas. We took them in and in the midst of this gathering the presence of God and our Savior was truly felt. It is such a long story that I will not go into it here but Providence did provide!!!
Truly if we had not had the peace and harmony and love in our hearts and in our home it would have been an ordeal!!! IT WAS NOT!
Thanks be to God!!!