'With what can we compare the Kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth- yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in the shade.'
Mark 4:30-32

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Posted by: Ed Watson on 2/18/2016 | 0 Comments
Every night, people—many people in Colorado—try to sleep outside. Homelessness is a simple fact, not only nationally, but also locally. Let's take Denver, for example. No matter how you do the math—counting homeless persons and shelter beds available—there are at least a thousand people every night who must sleep outside in Denver. (I am aware that figures for both point-in-time counts and shelter beds can be disputed, but the summary contained in this link is a fair representation of the current situation.)
Posted by: Ed Watson on 2/11/2016 | 0 Comments
Recent high-profile cases involving the use of deadly force by law enforcement elsewhere in the country have caused some people to question how the police do their jobs here in Denver. They should know that the protection of life will always be considered a Denver Police officer’s first duty. This inviolable directive is particularly relevant when patrol officers are confronted with situations in which a person’s safety is jeopardized, and when handling quality of life issues involving vulnerable persons living on the margins of society, such as the homeless population. Police are trained to be mindful of the need to balance the rights of the individual with the collective rights of the community.
Posted by: Ed Watson on 2/5/2016 | 0 Comments
Too many people haven't heard of Dorothy Day. In a world where Christianity is as likely to be associated with the Westboro Baptist Church as anything by the outside world, it is a tragedy that knowledge of Day and her legacy tends to be limited to a relative few. I wonder how many people in Denver know what the Catholic Worker movement is, without having had to research it. And I wonder how many people in Denver know that there is a Catholic Worker House here.

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