This Beggar Is Actually A Wealthy Executive – So What’s He Trying To Accomplish?

Concerned with the tendency people have to overlook the disadvantaged, Seun assumed the appearance of a homeless man for an afternoon.

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” […] “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:37-40

Seun Oshinaike is the executive director of the UK social charity Brighter Steppings, which works with middle school and high school youth for job training, communication skills and building self-confidence. Concerned with the tendency people have to overlook the disadvantaged, Seun assumed the appearance of a homeless man for an afternoon. He didn’t ask for money – his signs even said he wanted people to just notice or to take a picture – yet so many walked by. See his reflections on empathy and loneliness, and wonder – why is it so easy to ignore the least of these?

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