There is a desperation in the eyes of the outcast, the homeless and the refugee. It's a look that drills into the soul. It is caused by our contempt, by our refusal to return their gaze, our disdain, and it chokes the life out of these people.
Where is God in the midst of this suffering? How can we understand? Through prayer.
The average American spends 10 hours each day looking at screens and can't be bothered to spend even 10 minutes praying. Well, why would anybody want to pray anyway?
In prayer, we learn. We learn to look to God and to allow ourselves to be seen by God. We learn that our sins, our shame, our failures are not the sum of us.