The other day I bought a homeless man a guitar.
He promised he’d do all kinds of good things with it,
you know, to sell his worthiness to me.
But I didn’t buy it for that reason,
I bought it cuz he wanted a guitar.
I haven’t heard from him since the transaction,
but a pastor friend tells me he plays it all the time.
DO what is good, not because of the outcome
but because it is good.
Sometimes, it pays off in ways
you could never have imagined.
when I sift through donations,
I feel like people just said,
“here, you throw this away.”
I wonder if we apply the same mentality towards God,
instead of giving Him our best,
we give Him our 79 cans of whatever at the back
of the pantry.
We met outside church,
you sang those songs you wrote with an old country twang
Susan gave you her coat
Katie and I drove you to Ingles
We talked about God and Jesus and YouTube
You bought us cookies and Coca Cola
and then we dropped you off
outside Homeward Bound.
At the time we met,
you were thinking of driving out to California,
but I’m glad you’re thinking about staying.
The world needs more people like you.