Under the Overpass

Engaging the Ragamuffins

I just finished reading the book Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski about his journey with Sam Purvis living with the homeless in America.

This is a very compelling book!  If you are a Christian, then this will challenge you to your innermost core.  It speaks to the very heart of the final verses of Matthew 25:

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ BibleGateway

Mike and Sam allow us to lift the cover that we use to ignore the homeless world and peer inside for all of its sadness and despair.

There is still so much to be done, and with the recent downturn in the economy over the last 5-6 years, there are more folks homeless than ever before.  I grieve with them.

Consider picking up a copy of the book and reading their story.

Here is some of it in video form below: