The man sleeping under the bridge has a name. The woman with the “Please Help” sign? She has a name, too.

They had childhood dreams. They were nervous when they went on their first date. They liked to sing along to the radio — really loud — when they were alone in the car.

But we don’t think about that — or we try not to. It’s easier to let our thoughts drift toward condemnation than it is to wrap our hearts around the fact that these children of God are part of our community. And to be clear, successful communities have shared value systems, and disparate communities value resources more than the people who make up the community.

Privilege is a trigger word so

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