Most motorists, stopped at the light and eager to move on, just ignore the person.
But what should you do before the light changes?
The Denver-based urban ministry Christ in the City offers some advice.
“Ask the person’s name,” said the group’s tip sheet. “One of our friends on the street told us he went four months without hearing his own name. Ask the person’s name and remember it.”
Those with a regular commute should remember that name and say hello the next time.
“You’ll be amazed how his or her face will light up that you remembered.”
“To love is to know and be known,” Christ in the City said. “And so, the chronically homeless become unknown, they become separated, not just from society but from the experience of love itself.”
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