My blood is boiling. I worked all weekend on finding housing for a 16 year old and her 3 month old baby. She was supposedly “just young and bewildered.” She lost her mom not too long ago. She was a good Catholic girl that just got swept along in public school.
Turns out I’ve inadvertantly worked with this young lady before. She’s anything but young and bewildered. Trying conniving. She doesn’t have her baby anymore because she made an adoption plan for her. She’s never known her mom. She lies. Alot. Especially about people who try to help her.
SO many people have tried to help her. Her dad has spent countless hours and dollars trying to get her help. I want to pop her on the back of her head and shout, “Really, how’s this behavior working out for you!!! Do you have any idea how close you are to being on the STREETS!”
Does she have any idea on the impact she has on other girls who really do need help and want it. Does she have any idea how she strengthens the stereotype? Does she fathom how hard it will be for me the next time a legitimate need comes up to find housing and resources for another teen girl?
What’s wrong with her?
Enters the Father, not hers. Mine.
Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. 2 Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! 3Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them. Look on victims of abuse as if what happened to them had happened to you. 4 Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex. 5 Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” 6 we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me? 7 Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. 8 For Jesus doesn’t change – yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself. Hebrews 13:1 The Message
Just a reminder to myself I perform for an audience of one. I am to serve The Least, The Lost, and The Lonely. Judgement is not mine. No matter the outcome, I am responsible to God and God alone.