I love The Salvation Army's focus on the 'lost, last and the least'. I am proud to be part of an organisation that places a priority on caring for those whom others have forgotten. We refuse to relegate people to the 'too hard basket'.
Sometimes though, I wonder whether there will always be room for them all? Does the time ever come when we can no longer make the space necessary for another person with a multitude of issues and problems? Is there a point of critical mass where the combinations of mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, histories of abuse, loss and trauma can no longer all exist harmoniously together?
I honestly don't know the answer to these questions but I will continue to do everything possible to make as much space as possible for people who have few other options.