By Reclink Australia Founder Peter Cullen AM
A defining moment for me in life, and in relation to working with people experiencing complex disadvantage, came in my early days working at Sacred Heart Mission. I’d had a bad day and sat down beside a homeless man in the community centre, and said to him, “I’ve had one of those days”. Quick as a flash, he responded with, “I’ve had one of those lives”. Looking at him, I could see this was true, etched into his whole persona.