Failing Causes

Eternal Return

BlessingBagI was on Facebook the other day, and I saw a repost for about the 200th time, about “blessing bags” for the homeless. Here’s the idea: Get a gallon Ziploc bag, and fill it full of travel sized toiletries and snacks. Make a few, and place them in your car. Then, the next time you see a homeless person at an intersection, or someone holding a sign at an interstate off-ramp, you can simply beckon them over to your chariot, roll down your window, and “bless” them. Mission accomplished. The homeless will now find a bathroom where they can use said toiletries, and will have a Cliff Bar to stave off their hunger pangs for the next hour. If only it were that easy.

I’ve spent a lot of my career working with homeless populations, ranging from those who are HIV+ and living on the street, to those who are…

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