Thursday, August 6, 2009

Winter Sleepout

a Biblical thought...
I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall limp. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he brandishes it against Egypt. I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them through the countries. Then they will know that I am the LORD. (Ezekiel 30:25-26)

a Book thought...
A sustainable society is one where all forms of behaviour—production, consumption, development and lifestyles—are sustainable; a society which is able to become prosperous and
equitable and grow, adapt, develop and change; a society which does not significantly violate natural laws and constraints; and which does not reduce opportunities and options for coming
generations and other species. (p277)
a Dave thought...
Last night six of us slept out on the streets as part of homeless persons week - August 2-8. Our instructions were to bring a small backpack which holds your sleeping bag, a train ticket and $5 only in cash. I joined the other five after 11pm in the city at that stage they had already been walking the streets for a few hours and had a bite to eat from the soup van. After I met up with the others we caught the last tram from Collins St out to Glenferrie to get some sleep. It took us another hour to find some cardboard and a safe place to bed down for the night. Our location ended up in the grandstand at Glenferrie Oval where we managed to get a few hours sleep. It was cold, hard and uncomfortable. We awoke with the sound of the first train at 5am and then went to Maccas for breakfast. It was certainly an interesting experience and just gave us a small taste of what thousands face every night across the country. You may want to try it yourself sometime.

Just a thought.

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