I was watching Mock The Week last night on BBC2 and one of the things said really got to me – During one of the rounds Ed Byrne retold a story of finding a stray cat beside their dustbins. They then took the cat into their home to feed it, look after it and become part of their family. He then talked about how we would never to that with a stranger or a homeless person.
I’d say there’s definitely an element of truth in what he said as I certainly would say the majority of us would not bring a stranger/homeless person into our home to be part of the family! Would you agree with me?
This has all kind of got to me a bit, as I keep finding myself thinking about it, and about how much more willing I personally would probably be to take in and love a lost cat, but would probably never consider doing the same of a “lost” person. Now I’m finding it quite hard to justify all this to myself.
What would you do if:
- you came across a lost cat or dog which needed food, love and shelter?
- you came across a “lost” person who need food and shelter?
Would you take either, or both of them into your home, feed them and give them shelter?
What do you think God would want you to do?