I am sickened by the attitude toward the less fortunate in Fayette County. I have been following closely numerous articles about them and what some leaders have been saying, and I see anything but compassion for our fellow human beings.
We are not to judge their intentions or try to conform them to what we think is a normal existence. I doubt very seriously that any of our elected officials even know what it is like to not have a place to live, food to eat, health care, etc. We are all a couple of poor decisions or some bad luck away from being right there with them. Some of us came into the world silver-spoon fed; others were not so fortunate.
Some homeless people have made terrible decisions that got them into their current state, but they still need to be shown compassion. I cringe when I see signs at various businesses, even some churches, saying not to give homeless people money. Each of us should be able to discern what is right and wrong. I know that I become vulnerable when I choose to help them out. That is the consequence that comes with being compassionate.
Please understand that some people need help.
Mike “Bear” Rogers