We live in the inner city of Cleveland (intentionally) and volunteer at a Catholic Worker outreach to the poor here. Today we learned one of the homeless men who goes to the outreach froze to death over the weekend. It wasn’t the cold that killed him, it was all of us who killed him. All of us living in the comfort of our central heating on three meals a day, while we recline in the easy chair watching, say, ESPN. Oh sure, we’ll throw a token (percentage-wise) at the poor now and then. But ask us to considerably cut the heat back, lose a meal a day and not buy the television… so people without homes (here and in the Third World) can have at least the barest in shelter, food and medicine…? Well, you know what the answer to all that is in America. Just look around. Note: When Jesus said he was going to Heavan to prepare mansions, do you think He was going to prepare them for the people in the easy chairs? Oh and by the way, the reason you’re not hearing this from your nearest pulpit? Because most of the priests, ministers, rabbis are, that’s right, sitting in central heating, after their third meal of the day, watching Sports Center. Note 2: As much as people want politicians who tell them what they want to hear, spiritually, do you think that’s, oh, the right paradigm?