Bible Study Course
“Is not this what I choose (says the Lord), to share your bread with the hungry,
and bring the homeless poor into your house.”
(Isaiah 58.7 NRSV)
“The stranger has not lodged in the street; I have opened my doors to the traveller.”
(Job 31.32 NRSV)
Being homeless is a miserable experience. It means often being cold, sometimes hungry, nearly always tired because it is hard to get to sleep, often afraid of being attacked, finding it difficult to keep clean.
Being homeless means living on the margins of society, excluded from things other people mostly take for granted.
“Love your neighbour as yourself” was part of the teaching of the Old Testament. Jesus emphasised this in calling people to be his disciples. Part of loving our neighbour is to love our neighbour who is home- less.
To love is to imagine ourselves in other people’s shoes, to listen to their experience, to feel something of their discomfort and their pain.
Our hope is that this course will help people in their response to Jesus’ call to be his disciples.