Wisdom From the Homeless
Lessons a Doctor Learned at a Homeless Shelter
By Neil Craton, M.D.
SOMETIMES THE WORLD SEEMS LIKE A VERY DARK PLACE.
In this angry world, I have seen a glimpse of light. I have seen kindness, love and hope at a homeless shelter.
Siloam Mission is named after a pool where, in Biblical times, Jesus healed a blind man. In this tradition, the Mission has a medical clinic, and I have had the privilege of working there. The homeless men and women I have met at Siloam have taught me profound lessons about perseverance through suffering, expressing joy in dire circumstances, and the rewards of service to those in need. I want to share those lessons with you.