Well Rusted, I am sure you did what you could do, but as you see, that was not much. Although I am catholic, I don't think praying is going to help her out of wherever she is. No, she didn't do a thing to be where she is, here I would know where to send her if I ever encountered her. Wherever you are, there was not a place you could send her?, there are not social institutions to take care of her, or give her some direction?.
Here is different, here being poor is not a crime, and is not a contagious illness.
Last weekend I was walking on a famous commercial street and there was a homeless guy with a dog and an elegant lady, their dogs starting playing together and she stopped for him to get the dog (his was not tied), they had a normal comversation about how dogs follow each other. She didnt give him money (most charities advice you not to, cause there are lots of places they can go for food if they want, the money, they don't normally use it for food, unfortunatelly lots of the homeless people have addicitions, not all of them, an addiction is an illness and public health here takes care of those), but she talked normally to her.
I got surprised, really surprised about it, and then i got surprised at being so surprised...why did I think it was not right?, why did I passed far from him?, I wouldnt have done that normally. Cultures are different and I could see why I like mine...
A eso de aspirar y no poder, de querer y no saber. de avanzar y no llegar...
A eso, no le llames castigo,