After Sunday morning worship I was driving down the street, my eyes almost blinded by the sun's brightness. In the distance, I saw silhouettes of three people standing on the corner outside of a mom and pop convenient store.
I drove nearer.
It was three of my boys.
I pulled over.
"Hey, what's up?" I asked
"What's up T.?"
"T, we broke," one of the boys said.
That was his way of saying, "The program’s over."
"T, you want to be the driver?" (Referring to a drive by shooting)
What he meant was, "We're back to what we were doing before."
Seeing them standing on the corner reminded me of a line I read in a book. "When facing systemic disadvantages such as these [poverty, inaccessible or poor health, inadequate education, and rampant crime], erratic charity can't even things up."