I can think of no better way to say "Merry Christmas" than to share this story of hope and grace. It's a story of Patrick, a local man, who was once living on the streets up by NE 82nd. We played a small part in the story, thanks be to God. The first few times we saw Patrick on 82nd he just eyed Chris and I and continued on his bike. Then one day he stopped and declared, "I'm done with the streets. I've had enough." I knew that he meant it, and the next time we saw him I said to Meagan, "He won't be on the streets very long." Little did I know that God would use a medical emergency to get the job done. Please read Patrick's story. I pray that his story will be widely circulated. It will bring hope to many families who have sons and daughters on the streets.
|Patrick, our friend. Photo by The Catholic Sentinel|