The Word Among Us

February 2011 Issue

They Are All God’s People

Finding Jesus in the Stories of the Homeless

By: Jeanette Ghioto

They Are All God’s People: Finding Jesus in the Stories of the Homeless by Jeanette Ghioto

He was standing by the dumpster in the early morning light, a tall man with matted hair and dirty clothes that smelled of urine. I could hardly believe my eyes. “Roger, I’m so glad to see you!” I cried, throwing my arms around his neck. “Where have you been?” It seemed like a resurrection.

Once a frequent guest at Catholic Charities, where I worked, Roger had suddenly dropped out of view. Months had passed, and I had heard...

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