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December 02, 2005


john griffin

Hey Mike - didn't know you blogged. Ran across this tonight while looking at Cliff's site. I'm Dan Katka's friend - went to a meeting or two with you...

I have been in the same situation a lot. I'm going to try to write about my last experience (about two weeks ago) tonight, but honestly it's hard for me to even make any sense of it.

I know that throwing money at people isn't the answer. The real answer would be to bring them home, give them food and a place to stay - try to show real, sacrificial love to them. My problem is that I have 5 kids at home and a wife to whom first priority must be given. I wouldn't feel safe bringing people home like that. If it were just me, it might be different.

Since I can't do "the best thing" for them, I often do nothing. I feel helpless to really make a difference.

Anyhow, if I can ever put the last experience I had into words, I'll let you know. At least you'll know you're not alone. May God show us a better way.

paul soupiset

let's hold each other accountable to right these wrongs in our own lives; to invite the stranger to lunch, to introduce ourselves, engage in conversation, rather than settling for the transcation, which is where i find myself too often as well.

Casey Burns

I relate to what your saying, Mike. It is so easy for me to just do the obligatory thing rather than share my life with others and actually make a true sacrifice.

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