The Problem of Homelessness

Jesus said in Matthew 8:20, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” How could it have been that Jesus himself was homeless? First of all, family law was similar to ours so I think that when Joseph, Jesus’ step-father died, most if not all of the family property went to Jesus’ half brothers and sisters just as it happened in my husband’s family. None of Jesus’ half-brothers believed in him, so it is safe to assume that there was animosity and division within Jesus’ family. I wonder how many of our parents have given up after their spouse left them for someone else? I wonder how many of our children of the first family are homeless and on drugs or alcohol because their parents have abandoned them for another person. I know of one young man that killed himself after his spouse divorced him and moved on. You know why I know – it is because I tried to help save him from the wreckage. Is a second wife or a second husband really that important and for that matter so important that we think that we can abandon our first family? If they are that important to us something is gravely wrong. None of this has to do with love. It is about selfishness, greed, and a host of other sins against our first family. Our children have nowhere to turn. Our laws, their parents, and step-parents are working against them. Jesus had no earthly father to protect him. My husband had no earthly father either because his father was with another woman and the children that he had with her. He never called my husband, “Son”.

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I am the author of The Step-Father’s Step-Son. The book is available through Family Matters Publishing at and The book covers subjects such as: adultery, family, relationships, and parenting. The book is written primarily for the first family and the children of the parents of the first family.