The Privilege of a Shower

Recently we had some students spend a week volunteering at the Mission. One of them challenged me to think deeper of those who live on the streets in the heat of summer. The student told me she dealt with autism. She shared that she hated perspiration (sweat) on her body. She was privileged that she could take a shower or lay down on a sofa anytime she wanted to.

She was perceptive enough to recognize, and moved enough to feel the discomfort of those who had no opportunity to shower, or lay down anywhere safe whenever they felt like it. They would have to push through their discomfort and carry on trudging the streets.