it's been a while. but i have collected many stories. i just haven't posted. don't know why other than i know no one is reading them yet.
today: gave away a shopping cart full of cans and bottles to someone who needed the money more than me. simple act, for sure. but then as i was walking away in my joy, i realized i didn't get his name.
so i turned around, asked him his name, which is Andre, and we talked briefly. he was having trouble breathing. i offered him some water he said he was alright. as i left, i offered a prayer for him. i hope whatever amount of money he received from me helped him out. he seemed happy.
I had a friend in town. He came with his girlfriend. Her girlfriend was in town with her boyfriend. She needed to be somewhere. And he had nowhere to go. Long story short, no one wanted to babysit a 24 yr. old kid we didn't know. But then that would go against everything I am writing about.
"No," I said to my reluctant friends. "No, he is welcome like you are welcomed." They were not happy. That is, not until he showed up and started playing my drum kit like a pro. A jam session ensued, smiles were created and six hours disappeared too quickly.
Who are you saying "No" to that might change your day?
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”