Safer

under-bridge

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

I huddled under the blanket two kind strangers brought for me along with a coffee and sandwiches.  I was very grateful to them.  They stayed and chatted with me for a while.  They asked me questions about myself and then talked about God.  I listened and before they left, they promised that they would return to check on me.  They left a pocket-sized Bible.  Their visit encouraged me.

It’s been a year now since I lost my job and was evicted.  I went to a shelter but left and came here where I feel safer.  I reach for the Bible.

100 Words

This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields For more details, visit Here. To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

21 responses to “Safer

  1. The kindness of strangers, even those who might be on a “book tour,” so to speak, can make a world of difference, for someone who is down and out.

    My concern is when governments delegate their duty,to take care of these people,to private interests,who have no obligation to follow through, if certain contingencies such as belief or attendance at services are not met. The thousand points of light may quickly dim, when funding or enthusiasm or willing volunteers run short.

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    • Yes, one can always depend on the kindness of strangers. Hopefully the two people who visited her will follow through. You’re right, some churches are more concerned with numbers or attendance rather than the individuals. While you have churches who are diligent and dedicated when it comes to caring for members of the community. It’s not about beliefs and denominations as it is about sharing the love of Christ. Governments should do more for the homeless. Let’s hope that those lights will always shine and that there will always be willing volunteers, determined to make a difference for the down and out.

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