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Please Rob Me!!!

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So I just got back from a conference that has and will forever resonate with me. The saying in the background of the stage read "Jesus saves from the American dream". Now I've shared lightly some thoughts I've been treading through and personally I thought I was really getting somewhere. ha. But that topic, as well as, the conference is for another day and another blog entry.

Today I wanted to share with you a news story that was highlighted throughout the conference. The story can be found on NPR (national public radio) and it truly is unforgettable.

To Sum: Social worker is robed while getting off the subway. He willingly gives his wallet then offers his jacket! Yup that's right. "If you're going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm." Diaz (social worker) then proceeds to take the young man to dinner. I can only guess this left the young kid dazed and overwhelmed, but mostly changed.

When was the last time you seized a moment? How many times do we waste moments?

The story left me wondering how many times in life I have wasted opportunities to love people, all kinds of people, people I view as unsafe, difficult, or unimportant. The story also left me reflecting on how much I hoard and how often I truly value my "things". hmm...


I encourage you to read the story because the message is really in the details and I did not do the details justice.
1 comments:

Thanks for posting, this is such a great story!


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I talk WAY too much about absolutely nothing, but it's my own way of getting to what actually matters. Too analytical but at times it comes in handy. Enjoy hearing peoples stories. Get bugged by stereo-type people. Bad speller. Secretly lazy. Quasi OCD. Carry a constant frustration for the marginalization within America. Sarcastic. Suffer from (UL) aka uncontrollable laughter...never know when it's going to hit.

On my night stand

  • Foster's: Celebration of Discipline
  • Gawande's : Better
  • Macarthur's: New Testiment Commentary
  • Orman: Women & Money
  • Pausch's: The Last Lecture
  • Rowling's: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Safran's: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Young's: The Shack

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