It’s Christmas week and appropriately enough it’s going to be very cold by mid-week with lows in the 20s and rain/snow forecast for Wednesday. (Tangentially don’t you just wonder how much fun the high 5 at Central and LBJ is going to be when it ices up?). It’s cold enough already that I was digging though a closet looking for some gloves to wear while out walking the dogs and I noticed a couple of old goose down coats. Despite the fact that they don’t fit anymore I’ve kept them – at least until tomorrow.
The Ole Anti-Christ story (elsewhere in this blog) is in my head for many reasons, not the least of which is how solvable the problem of homelessness is (if every church in America would adopt just two homeless people….). Despite the simplicity of the solution, homelessness in not going to end before the cold front gets here on Wednesday, and the shelters generally aren’t available to the homeless 24 hrs/day there are people who could use those old goose down coats.
So open up your closets and see if there are some coats, hats, gloves, and scarves you aren’t going to wear again and get them to a shelter, Goodwill, whatever. No matter if/what you profess religiously/spiritually – give some gifts this week that will make a real difference in someone