I believe he would
I did, along with a cup of coffee. I woke up late today, missed church. Instead, I met my new friend DW filling out a rental application in front of Uplift High School.
It’s a new friendship, he hasn’t opened up yet. He was sitting there with 2 big plastic garbage cans, filled with bags and milk crates of all his earthly possessions. It was 31 degrees Fahrenheit outside and sunny thankfully. Beautiful day, but still you wouldn’t want to live outside in it.
My heart pours out when I meet someone like DW, obviously in housing distress. You want so bad to help but you may not have built the relationship and gained the trust yet. I don’t know DW’s story and how I might be able to help in a more concrete way.
Still, I think he appreciated the friendship, coffee and smoke, and I am 100% confident Jesus would have done the same. I tell you this not to call attention to my actions, but to encourage yours.
Make a friend today, it’s not hard or expensive. More than likely anywhere but surely in Uptown, you won’t run out of new friends.
Join me and pray for DW and others like him, please. Ask God to help us make new friends.
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