As a service call plumber, I work in and outside a lot of broken homes. It's easy to let your first response be judgment. "How could anyone live like this?" would be a common thought in my mind. I think about life on a broken planet. It rains on the just and unjust. Some hard things happen in life. My heart breaks for these people who get knocked down by life and don't have hope in their life to get back up. I look at my own life and think that I am literally one tragic event away from being in financial ruin. The difference is that I have hope in a faithful God who will never leave me nor forsake me.
I want to be a voice of love and hope to these people instead of another judgmental stare. God give us your eyes and understanding for people to live like you do.