Sleep Out Saturday

Gonna try live blogging Sleep Out Saturday. Haven't done that before so bear with me... 2:00pm Home preparing to go on a bike ride with our kids. Being away from them is the hardest part of any overnight youth event. In the next day or two, I'll share more SOS insights from WUMC teenagers in …

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Building empathy, enabling community

"Stress. It was really stressful having to constantly compare prices and serving sizes. It took a lot longer than when I grocery shop with my mom." "I felt like people were watching us and judging us, because we we talking so much about the price of everything and the servings. I didn't like that." In …

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SOS aftermath

We participate in Sleep Out Saturday to raise awareness about homelessness in DuPage County - and to raise funds to help end it. As I wrote recently (here and here), SOS is a way to be in solidarity with our homeless population. SOS creates visceral evidence that those who are homeless are included in that …

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Sleep Out (in solidarity) Saturday

"Everybody belongs," I said on Sunday. That phrase comes from a teaching by Father Richard Rohr, but also, once again, calls to mind MLK's brilliant, under-valued recapitulation of the gospel: "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality... Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Lots of ways to express that thought: We are …

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