May 4: Donuts and Prayers for the Homeless

Brenda Prohaska of City Island, New York, stops by the local diner to pick-up donuts and coffee with a purpose in mind. As she explained to a neighbor she met there, they were to be used for an interfaith prayer service on Potter’s Field, the city cemetery for the indigent and unclaimed located near her Bronx home. The donuts and coffee would serve as refreshments after the prayers.

The Potter’s Field Campaign is just one initiative of Picture the Homeless, a grassroots organization founded and led by homeless people.

“All who pass from this life possess a sacred dignity intrinsic to their membership among the human family, and all deserve to be reposed in dignity and remembered with honor and love,” the group’s website explains.

God created each one of us in love; we are called each day to share that love with our neighbor, in prayer and action.

Blessed be the God…of all consolation, who consoles us

in all our affliction.  (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

Comfort those who mourn, Lord; send Your peace to

troubled souls.

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