When the Spirit is present on the earth, there is justice and fullness and abundance. The result of justice is safety, rest and stable habitation. People facing housing instability or homelessness experience physical sickness, mental illness, stress, domestic violence and shorter life expectancy. They are not experiencing peace, security or undisturbed rest—the very environment God promises.
Questions for Reflection
- “The persistent condition of homelessness and housing instability in our city indicates that the Spirit is not present.” Would you agree with that statement? Why or why not?
- Is there anything you and your faith community could do to increase the Spirit’s presence? If so, what?