Will you recognize your own family?

I haven’t posted here in a while.  I live out in the suburb, and my daily life doesn’t take me downtown where I would come across the homeless.  And if I do go, it is by car, not by foot, so I haven’t had a chance to meet any homeless person face to face and talk with them in a while.  I think about them all the time though, and at every opportunity, I would encourage people to see the homeless as people and treat them with dignity.  I came across this video today that powerfully illustrates how homeless people are overlooked on a daily basis, and how important it is to acknowledge them.  I am sharing the video here to help spread that message.   Please, please, take the time to at least acknowledge their existence.  Offer a smile, say hello, see them as human beings.  Don’t just walk by them like you would the lamp post or brick on a wall.  They are people, just like you and me.