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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Life is uncertain.

We try to insulate ourselves from that uncertainty. But in the end, we all end up as compost.

So, what really matters?

Do you think all the junk in the garage is going to matter to anyone after you're gone? They're going to have a rummage sale, and what's left over will go to Goodwill, and what ever survives that will end up as land fill. Are you sure you want to waste your life accumulating all that "stuff?"

My crisis this week is to help a family with four children find affordable housing when they have a family income of about $1,000 a month. Nice people. Just poor. A combination of bad breaks, poor health, lousy job skills have led to this crisis. But they are so dang adorable.

Isn't there someone out there with an answer for me?

Would you be willing to take a chance?


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