This cartoon on Debra's blog reminded me of how I first became aware of the plight of the homeless. I think I'd always felt for them but then, about twenty-something years ago, a short article appeared in the local paper. It went something like this:
The body of a young homeless man was found yesterday on the beach behind County Hall. His only companion, his dog, is being looked after by local residents until a good home can be found for him.
As you know I love dogs but the irony of the article fanned into flames the ember that was already in me and which still burns today for the vulnerable and those who for whatever reason live on the edge of our society, and why I'm so passionate about Zac’s with our tagline is ‘a church for ragamuffins’.