Essentials


THE RIVER WALK

essentials

Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20)

Read: Genesis 24:52-26:16, Matthew 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8

Relate: I have both read and heard a story of a bunch of radical college students who took on a crazy mission, but it has been so long ago that some of the details might be a little fuzzy. What happened, happened at least a decade or more back. Probably a bit more. It was in the city of Philadelphia and a bunch of college students had forsaken their college dorm to live, or squat, in low rent and condemned tenement buildings. They were on a mission to show not just a distanced love, but a sincere solidarity with the poor and the homeless in their city.

There was a time when “word on the street” meant…

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