What is homelessness?
It means not having a home. Even if you have a roof over your
head you can still be homeless. This is because you may not have any rights to stay where you live or your home might be unsuitable for you.
Some see the fact that people are homeless as a matter of personal choice. And in a few ~rare~ instances, this might be accurate.
I see homelessness as a chance for opportunitists to offer to "help" those most in need but who end up proving themselves with jobs as "service providers".
I see homelessness as a failure of Society's ability [or inclination] to truly be one's brother's keeper.
As we begin to celebrate the feast of harvest and abundance, it bears noting that millions of people remain homeless, without a chance of food, drink, or the ability to protect precious keepsakes.
Homelessness is not a crime, nor should we look at those directly affected by this social malady, nor is it's existence a chance to sneer or look down upon the poor in front of them.
And it is time ~well past the time, actually, to start doing something about it.