Today I wrote about St. Francis of Assisi. It seems more than coincidental that just a short time later I see a plea for help from the city that bears his name. And this plea, not from someone who wants something for herself, no this person, in the true spirit of St. Francis was making a plea for help for others.
A few moments ago I visited a blog that had a link to another blog with a plea to help a family that is homeless. A lovely woman, her three beautiful children, on the street begging for enough for a hotel room for the night. The shelters are all full and she has nowhere to go.
If you are anywhere near San Francisco and you can help this family in anyway, please do so. If you blog and think you might have traffic that can help her and her children visiting your site please post this link
It breaks my heart that in this day and age, on this continent that this is still a possibility. It is inconcievealbe that it happens anywhere but here? Where we have so much.
And even if you aren't in San Francisco, look around your own town and see who needs a hand up. Spread the word and let's help this family or others like them.
And because it's appropriate I'll repeat the prayer of St. Francis.
Make me an instrument of peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
~St. Francis of Assisi~