Steps of a Church

Steps of a Church

1:30 A.M. Someone with a flashlight stood over her. She opened her eyes. An unsmiling person in a blue uniform looked at her. “You can’t stay here. These are the steps of a church,” he said. She said nothing and got up slowly. “If you need shelter, I can direct you to one.” “No, thank you.” The cop waited for her to get her suitcases ready to move on. The steps of a church, she thought. Is this because of the Pope’s visit to NYC? Isn’t the Church about love and mercy and letting people who are minding their own business sleep at night?”









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