What This Homeless Man Wants for Thanksgiving Will Break Your Heart.

When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. Luke 14:13-14

At the Union Mission shelter in Norfolk, Virginia, Neal Shytles points to an uncomfortable lower bunk. “This is bed 13,” he says. “This is where I lived for a year.” Everyday, he says, he feels lonely; despite being surrounded both on the street and in the shelter, he doesn’t have a family locally to take him in. All he wants for Thanksgiving is a family.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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