The Rev. Paul Gray of Heartland Community Church, left, helps
Robert Gilmore, also known as "Simon," as he is released from jail.
Gilmore, a homeless Lawrence man who is mentally ill, served about
a month in jail for hitting a police officer. He was released on
Christmas Eve, when Gray helped him with his packages. Gilmore has
steadfastly refused offers of shelter, preferring to make his home
on the streets.