A Humbling Drive To Work

If you drive down Martin Luther King (CarinburwellMLK) Blvd. in Newark, before you pass St. James African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, you may or may not notice the line of people outside the St. James Social Services building at lunchtime.

As with most people, you may be consumed by thoughts of what’s on today’s list of things to do, how you can get it all done on time, and what’s waiting for you at home. Next time you drive down MLK Blvd, notice the line. Notice that it’s made up of men, women, children, and families from all walks of life. Maybe even notice that the line gets longer towards the end of the month – as cash left over after bills and rent gets scarce. Continue reading