Day 5 – December 27, 2010 – Preparing for my birthday

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Preparing for my birthday

I’m going to ask Kenneth if he would like to meet with my friends on my birthday tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to seeing my friends.  They have been intrigued by my mission, but they are still too scared to take it up themselves.  I offered them to join me for one night, but they weren’t too keen on that offer.  Honestly, there is nothing to be afraid of except for fear itself.

I  also wanted to check out the Buddhist and Taoist temple that are located near Oppenheimer Park.  In our society, many turn to God or religion when things have taken a turn for the worst.  God is like an umbrella that we choose to take out only when it’s raining.  Therefore, I am really interested in seeing how these organizations handle and treat the homeless or the vulnerable.  Unfortunately, there are numerous occasions where the powerful take advantage of the weak people coming in for help.

A few questions that I like considering when attending these organizations are the following: “Are they pushing their beliefs onto me?  Do they try to scare me into a life of hell, if I don’t subscribe to their points of view?  Or do they respect me as I am without requiring any changes to my beliefs and thoughts?”

Before all that though, I will need some money for food.  I’m running out of the brownies I received from the Union Gospel Mission.  Yes, my diet has gone downhill ever since becoming homeless.  But that’s mainly because I haven’t been taking care of it too much.

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