Advice given to us by James Fry, a gentleman we interviewed today in Colorado. James began Mean Street Ministries, a Christian outread ministry founded to serve the working poor and homeless in Denver. It was encouraging to hear James’ testimony of how he “ran away from God”, only to run back to Him later in life and to an unexpected new life. Originally a student of plasma physics turn successful businessman, James lost everything (material) but found God. Fast forward: James began to see the needs of the marginalized in the city and could not turn away from the needs in his backyard. He started this ministry by going up to people, offering a sandwich from his backpack. Today, Mean Street feeds up to 400 people sandwiches weekly! Additionally, James spoke about the fall of the church, but encouraged us as we encouraged him, as we reminded each other that our generation must step up and be the church & the change.
If you encounter a hypocrite, SHOUT!
If you know me, you know I like to talk. But I’m not talking very much. I feel very encouraged by the life stories that have been shared with me, but I’m overwhelmed by the responsibility that I have, that we, as the current generation has. I hear a lot of regret expressed by the older generation mixed with various perspectives and perceptions on how my generation can work to improve things. I pray for strength and wisdom for our generation to be fully prepared to be instruments of God. It’s a little intimidating.