Church should be refuge for homeless

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 - 10:10 am

Re "LDS bishop disguises himself as homeless" (Page A2, Nov. 29): Bishop David Musselman of Taylorsville, Utah, dressed as a homeless traveler and got mixed reactions as he welcomed people to the church. Some worshipers were kind to him, some were indifferent, and some told the bishop to get off the property. Yet the church should be a place of refuge, a sanctuary. It was for me. I slept in a church for nearly two years. The bishop there emptied a drawer in his office to make room for my things, and he always let me know when "the elders" were coming. Mary and Joseph were also humble travelers, as were Jesus and his apostles. They were a lot like homeless people. -- Charles Soderman, South Lake Tahoe

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