A Warm Meal and Follow Through
Today I have the honor of guest posting over at Ryan Tate’s blog: The Compelling Parade. Ryan husband, father, writer, and engineer who is living a Story-Formed Life (check his blog for more). Him and his wife have two children, with another on the way in October. I encourage you to check out his other posts–he consistently speaks of compelling encounters with our Father.
I am sharing a brief story on his blog today. Here is an excerpt:
A couple years back, my wife and I came across a homeless man near the mall where we live. He was peddling for money to those in front of a store we were about to go into.
As we walked to the storefront, we noticed customers passing him by without not even a second glance.
As we approached where he was standing, we were compelled to speak to him. While we didn’t give him money, we offered to buy him some food. He was thrilled.
So we got back in the car, drove to the nearby Wendy’s and picked up a value meal.
We thought that this simple act would bless him.
What unfolded next was something we didn’t expect.