Wisdom From the Homeless
Lessons a Doctor Learned at a Homeless Shelter
SOMETIMES THE WORLD SEEMS LIKE A VERY DARK PLACE.
In this angry world, I have seen a glimpse of light. I have seen kindness, love and hope at a homeless shelter. Siloam Mission is named after a pool where, in Biblical times, Jesus healed a blind man. In this tradition, the Mission has a medical clinic, and I have had the privilege of working there. The homeless men and women I have met at Siloam have taught me profound lessons about perseverance through suffering, expressing joy in dire circumstances, and the rewards of service to those in need. I want to share those lessons with you.
Wisdom From the Homeless is inspired by the incredibly difficult lives lived by men and women who attend a homeless mission in Winnipeg. This book is about joy that can be seen in the midst of that difficulty. It is about the powerful role suffering can have in shaping our character and our lives. It is about the overcoming of that suffering and the inspiration that comes from persevering through adversity. This book is about the wisdom that people with nothing can teach all of us in affluent North American culture. Ultimately, this book is about relationship—the type of relationships you can discover when you decide to serve your fellow man.
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