Showing posts from October, 2006
Teachable Moments and Cats... Kenton has a couple of things of interest to our community . First is a group of homeless people who, from time-to-time, camp behind our building. It is dark, pretty quiet and nobody usually hassles them. Our neighbors are concerned, rightly so, since they too often leave than desirable items behind. Our Session is concerned due to liability issues and such. Secondly , We have Jasper. Jasper loves us. Jasper loves the homeless people, Jasper loves everyone along Chatham street . Jasper is a cat. Here’s how the two relate. As Preacher it usually falls to me to move any homeless folks along off of the church grounds. October 6, early in the morning, I started to hear some familiar voices outside the office window. Being on the second floor you can’t see where they usually sleep so I went to the door that overlooks the back and opened it to find four people. From the spread out blanket, pillows, the malt liquor cans on the ground and in the hands of two