Sometimes life moves faster than one is ready to handle. During my last posting I spoke of a Congregations for the Homeless colleague, Curt, who was gravely ill and a man in the shelter looking for a job. In the short intervening period, Curt, in hospice care passed away, quietly, much the way he lived his life.
In that same blog, the shelter resident seeking to find a better paying position, did in fact find a job at $18 per hour. Even though part time, there are substantial enough hours to qualify him for housing.
Both are men of faith who have reason to trust that God has a vested interest in each of them. To fully capture the essence of faith, there must be trust, that our actions reflect that trust. Curt moved through life quietly but with a love for other people, a quiet sense of humor and a creative gift that most people did not know existed. While a man of few words, he sought to encourage and help others. Based on his love for God, his trust included a belief in a life beyond his last struggle here.
In the meantime, our other gentlemen is beginning a journey back to productive living, understanding more about God’s love for him, and trusting that the path forward has a sets of footprints next to his. His trust was rooted in a good resume, talking to people, preparing for interviews and prayer.
Sometimes we make life more complicated than it needs to be. I appreciate the simple faith of these two men.