"Go Out to the Highways and Hedges" (cf. Lk 14:23): Peripheral Ecclesiology, the Art of Accompaniment, and Street Homelessness
The ecclesiological priority of cultivating the art of “walking with” the vulnerable and marginalized as informed by these ecclesiological conversations, especially regarding those “with neither den nor nest” (Mt 8:20), the homeless who can sometimes seem alone in the streets, but are always journeying with the human family (and thus the Church, of which many of our unhoused brothers and sisters are a part) through history. As Vincent puts it, the communal dimension of living the Gospel together “is the wine that cheers and strengthens travelers along this narrow path of Jesus Christ.”
Canaris, Michael M.
""Go Out to the Highways and Hedges" (cf. Lk 14:23): Peripheral Ecclesiology, the Art of Accompaniment, and Street Homelessness,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 4:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol4/iss1/9
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