San Diego Bishop to wash feet of Ocean Beach homeless – Thursday morning

by on April 5, 2012 · 7 comments

in Civil Rights, Health, Homelessness, Ocean Beach, San Diego

The Ocean Beach branch of the Episcopal Church is holding a special event this morning – Thursday, April 5th.

The Episcopalian Bishop of San Diego is coming to OB to wash the feet of homeless people in our village. And it’s all being done to raise awareness about the homeless, homelessness, and the homeless population that seem to be “invisible” to the rest of society.

Bishop Jim Mathes will also put on new shoes and socks on them. Legal, medical and social services will also be available.

Where: The Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, in the courtyard

When: Thursday, April 5, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Why: To raise awareness about homelessness and to let our homeless population know they are not invisible; they are loved.

The bishop will wash the feet of homeless people and put new shoes and socks on them. We’ll also connect them with legal, medical and social services to help with permanent change in their lives.

 

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avatar Doug Porter April 5, 2012 at 8:14 am

No doubt “The Black” will be organizing a special sale of their “Don’t Feed The Homeless” stickers to celebrate the event.

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avatar Frank Gormlie April 5, 2012 at 8:22 am

Yeah, but I heard they changed it to “Don’t wash the homeless” .

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avatar Bud Pillsbury April 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

The homeless aren’t very invisible if you live by the beach.

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avatar Shankly Tepid April 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

Wash the feet downtown at the shelters provided, not in OB! Many of these “homeless” are thieves. How many bikes, scooters, skateboards etc. etc. are stolen and are currency for these “homeless”. How many times have I witnessed drunk or high “homeless” here in OB and at the pier? How many times do I have to hear “I’ve got some good” when walking past the “homeless”. Many of these “homeless” are “homeless” by choice. OB residents are tired of it. There should be a full time police beat from the parking lot and into the cliffs, not just an ineffective drive-by. Send these homeless to La Jolla and see what happens.

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avatar Doug Porter April 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

It sure didn’t take long for the intolerance to show up here.

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avatar Frank Gormlie April 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

No it didn’t. And I just wanted to show you that it’s still out there.

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avatar Jack April 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I will say a prayer your heart is softened and you come know compassion.

In Peace, Jack

And that the math problems don’t get too much more complicated.

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