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Prejudice & Perception

Homelessness & the Limits of Hospitality

Anya Daly says we’ll solve homelessness only when we see it as our problem.

“No face can be approached with empty hands and closed home.”

“The need of the other is my spiritual need.”

Emmanuel Levinas

Coming home on the tram my gaze met that of a young man shouldering a carry-all – heavy, and torn in parts. I looked away quickly. Clearly that carry-all carried all his belongings, and, I hoped, food for the wet, icy night ahead under the bridge.