Redefining Attitudes

I FOUND Elizabeth O'Connor's essay, "Our Rag-Bone Hearts," (January 1993) to be the best article I have read about one's attitudes toward the homeless. Particularly, I have fallen victim myself to minimizing the effect that homelessness has on individuals because they are mentally ill. I think this article really puts in perspective the realities of what a terrible dilemma a mentally ill person faces when homeless. Thank you for helping me redefine in a more Christ-like manner my attitude and my commitment to the homeless.

J. Michael Coyne, M.D.

Marquette, Michigan

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