The ancient Greeks had 6 different words for love, each with a slightly different meaning. On Valentine’s day, we celebrate what the ancient Greeks called Eros, with flowers and cards and a focus on the relationship between 2 people.
The ancient Greek word Agape means compassionate, selfless love. The kind of love that is shown to other humans, even those we don’t know. With that in mind, we are reposting an article about an author named Dennis Cardiff whose book, Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People, is an account of his relationships with homeless people in Ottawa, Canada. All proceeds from the book go directly to Ottawa Inner City Ministries, which provides street outreach, health care and training on poverty. Please check out the book and share this post with those you love.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Dennis Cardiff has been involved with street people since 2010, when he began to reach out, on his own, to some of the people without homes who he encountered in his daily life. In his new book, he documents conversations he’s had with them over the past 4 years and, in the process, gives those who are often robbed of their humanity a human face. Written in diary form by month, and including some of Cardiff’s own poetry, the author chronicles the lives of people who are often ignored, feared or reviled. About this project, Cardiff says,
“Writing about the homeless and helping the homeless, has given my life a purpose that it didn’t have before. Documenting their stories will, I hope, introduce them to the public in a non-threatening way. Some panhandlers look intimidating, but that disappears when one sees them laugh.”
All proceeds from the book are donated to Ottawa Inner City Ministries. Donations may be made directly by visiting:
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From Reader Reviews on Amazon.com