- Joshu'a Washington Souljahz
- 2002 26 Nov
'Twas the night before Christmas, in downtown San Diego. The air was a fresh 58 degrees. Most families were in their homes crowded around their Christmas trees. It was my father (Ernie), my mother (Paulette), my brother (Je'kob), my sister (Rachael), and myself (Joshu'a).
We were all packed into our Souljahz caravan driving down 5th Ave. You see, this year we decided to give instead of receive. We took about $600.00 and put together five duffel bags filled with every necessary survival amenity: blanket, scarf, pair of thick socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, wipe-ups, snacks, small drinks, water, rain coat.
We wrote a song called "Poor Man" while in Germany recording and this was the inspiration to do this. Most people living on the street are filled with love and content. This is something that most don't know. We want to encourage you this Christmas to give, give freely, and give from your heart as if you are giving to Christ because indeed you are.
Remember His words: "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'"
Take time out with your family this Christmas to help the less fortunate in your own way, even if it's just a simple hello and a cup of warm cocoa. They will appreciate it, I promise.