There is Still Hope – by Sue Tan

The community cafe is full of different homeless people.
They come here for free food and free drinks
    and free sleeping from 11pm to 6am.

Many are wounded in different ways.
They resort to cigarettes, alcohol, gambling or drugs
    to avoid their problems.

They were rejected by family members.
They tend to speak foul words and get easily irritated.
Sometimes quarrels and fighting occur,
    but the staff are quick to take action to settle.

People may see them as hopeless,
    but I see the image of God embedded in them.
They are all wonderfully made for a specific purpose.
Unfortunately some unexpected things happened in their lives:
    relationship breakdown, unemployment,
    mental health problems, many other reasons.

They need some personal space for healing.
Some are already in the process of seeking new life,
    and some are still struggling for a new opportunity.
We wish the best for them, because we still have hope.

Photo by Elijah O’Donnell on Unsplash.

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