With homelessness front and center in the public forum of late, Christians have a strong contribution to make. We believe in some radically counter-culture ideas, and make no mistake, those ideas and the Person behind them have power. The challenge is to hold to God’s truth – all of it – to saturate ourselves in it, look at its implications and allow our outlook and behavior to be changed by it. That takes daily diligence.
Let’s consider two biblical ideas that are sometimes used as weapons by opposite sides of this debate.