You won’t find monuments and memorials dedicated to the homeless dead generally. No one ever asked me to buy a brick for one (only $100). So before this blog slips off into oblivion, I will ask my readers to remember Juan one more time. Juan and so many like him.
I hope to attend the prayer vigil tonight for Juan Castellon, the man who froze to death in Lubbock during our after-Christmas blizzard. I ask all of Lubbock to come and pray tonight.
I have not posted here on this story largely because I just have too many questions and not enough answers.
How is it that a man living in Lubbock, Texas freezes to death a couple of nights after Christmas???
Was he invited in to the barn at Tent City? Did he refuse the invitation? Was he informed about the approaching storm? Did he suffer mental illness? Did volunteers know he was out there?
What makes a man feel so unwelcome in a Christian town like Lubbock that he does not find a home or a church to take him in when the weather is deadly?
Couldn’t the church have celebrated this man while he was alive instead of…
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