1¶Ifthere betherefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love,beingof one accord, of one mind.
3Letnothingbe donethrough strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5¶Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
This was what I read for my Bible study last night. It was brought home more/reiterated this morning in Meisha’s teachings at church. And then I saw Julius again on the street corner. I had stopped last Sunday on my way to the same client I have tonight. I saw him and realized I had more than ample time to minister to him a bit. And as I turned around to go back to him I also saw another homeless man, Milton.
Today I was able to again speak to Julius. I had a bit of change I could give him. .. mostly pennies I’ve found as I walk that get tossed into the pocket in my car door.
Yes, Julius was grateful for the loose change. . .
But, more than that . .
He was so so happy to see me again, “You’re the one who gave me the bag!!”, with such a huge grin on his face.
I reminded him gently, “call the men’s home. . give it a try for one night . . give Pastor Kenny a call!”
I received such a blessing in, “I just might”, with a sincere grin. . . a grin born in knowing there is a place where the love of God will surround him as soon as he’s willing to head the calling.
And I drive away . . still praying for Julius and Milton. . I’ll be praying till I see them sitting with the men’s home.