I went to U.T in Austin, Texas. I’ve stepped over and around my share of “dragworms” — the bums who squat along Guadalupe Blvd right off the west side of campus. Sarah Hepola made friends with one and wrote about it.
Her article made me smile. It also shamed me a bit. I chalk it up to my scatterbrained youth that I never really stopped to relate to a Dragworm as a real human being, but how many of the vagrants I encounter have I regarded with any warmth since I’ve grown up and become “enlightened”? Yeah, I’m not proud. We all have aspects of Jesus’ teachings that we ignore.