Before there was a Fat Beggars blog, there was a Fat Beggars “rag” – a little “news paper” or better yet a church bulletin for homeless street people – that circulated the streets of Lubbock. Here is one copied onto the blog for just a taste of those old circulars. Enjoy
(What follows is a slightly edited copy of one of my street bulletins that I used to circulate among the homeless and stash in songbooks at various churches, stash in cases of beer at the liquor store, stash in library books and in books on the shelves at religious bookstores. And since last night marked the first real seasonal cold front of this Fall, it seems reprinting this copy here now would be timely.)
Year 2 April 21, 2015 Vol. 43
The Fat Beggars’ Spot
A Revolutionary Rag
Dear Pastor Bates,
In this letter, I want to tell you how I really feel.
That whipping wind last night had a bite in it.
Man, you are the pastor of the church. You know, the Body of Christ – my best friend! (Jesus is my best friend, right?)
So, you are the pastor, the head of…
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