By Lester Sumrall
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If you have a dream, then you have something you can hold. You may be low. You may be beaten down. "15 A Kingdom of Futility: Immersion in Irrationality Those who have seen the conditions under which the homeless and poor are forced to exist, speak of it as living in "a kingdom of futility". They speak of the "immersion in irrationality" into which these people are sucked. They point, for example, to families forced to accept welfare hotel housing where they are told they must not cook within their rooms.
The church has, for the most part, failed in her God-given mandate to care for those who need help. Private-sector funding has provided a measure of relief in some places, but it is not nearly enough. Individually and as a church, we must accept our responsibility and do more. The church in much of the world today is affluent, indifferent, selfish, prideful, arrogant, overfed and unconcerned. 2. Look at statistics and face the facts. Read some of the books and literature that are available. Become informed.
Parents are told they must demonstrate their capability for self- reliance by doing all they can to find permanent housing. Failing to do this will cause their case to be closed. Their room will be given to someone else. Children are often taken from their custody. So they clip advertisements from newspapers they cannot afford to buy, make telephone calls they cannot afford to make, travel on public transportation for miles with fare they cannot afford, fill out forms, look for apartments, and return at some point to the case worker with evidence they have been searching.