I’m reading Eddie Gibbs and Ryan K. Bolger, Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures (Baker 2005).
Spencer Burke of Newport Beach, CA is quoted:
On one occasion, our community was getting kicked out of a park because of our interaction with the homeless. “You can’t feed the homeless here; you need a permit,” the policeman said. I replied, “We are not feeding the homeless. We are having a picnic. We’re eating with them.”