Tag: Homeless

Worn out shoes: One homeless man’s quest to love his neighbors and himself

This is Robert. He lives in a tent in the woods near Franklin Street. If you call Chapel Hill home, then you have probably seen him handing out sandwiches on Franklin Street. He would never tell you this, but he uses his food stamps to buy bread and lunch meat for his friends who are down on their luck and need something to eat. It is hard to capture everything that Robert has gone through in words. A total of 15 years spent in prison. A lifelong struggle with drug addiction. The loss of a lot of good friends. But one thing is for sure. He loves people so radically and purely that it sometimes looks foolish to the world. That is just an indication that we need to soften our hearts and love like Robert.