these days, his image and lonely face always appear in my mind. I felt that I was so guilty to leave him on the street or not share what I have with him more. I felt that I would like to have him in my rental place. Yet, I could not afford a room for him. I felt that I would continue to support him and even give him a job to keep him off the street. I feel that I could not help him more as I thought and I will.
I do not remember his name. I have met him since several years ago while I started street preaching near the sky train station. we had several chats and he shared much his past life with me. He was a church builder. He was a pastor to lead a small congregation. He helped to build the first shelter for the homeless people in Richmond. He was kicked out of home many years ago. He could not stay in the shelter as now thieves, robbers, and abusers live there. He prefer to ride his bike around and sleep in the washrooms and bank entrances as he told me.
One winter morning, he had no money to buy food and sat in the shadow near the station, where he does not come often as there was the other begging lady who occupies the area all year long. I arrived and found him in a cold morning and begging for changes. I did not have changes and asked him what happened. He told me that no one gave him money yesterday for a whole day. he had no money to buy anything to eat and was cold. I did not tell him that I had no changes but went to a near bank. I gave him a large bill to buy some food after I returned. he was surprised but accepted my giving. I told him that I could not help him more, and asked him to come to me when he has a need.
however, since then, he tried to avoid me or ask me for anything. he might think that I am as poor as him since all street preachers is considered as beggars with a ministry hat. He might thought that one day I will ask him to pay back. No for him and people like him, I will never ask them to give me money back when they are rich. However, indeed, I have a full-time job and run two high tech companies related to clean energy and clean environment technology and anti-cancer drugs. I have spent most of my owning in the businesses with a large debt every year. I have met many homeless people on the street through years. yet, these days, he always appears in my mind. I know that it is my Father who wants me to remember him, his suffering, his pain, and his unfair life. This is the reason of this article as I wanted this world to know that our G-d is a loving G-d who cares for those whom he loves.
I pray that I will help him as possible as I can. even if now I could not afford him to have a place to stay warm and clean, one day soon, I will share a room or a place with him so he will remember that our Lord remembers him indeed. Help me, Father. in this very busy time. when I suffer from all sides, yet, you want me to know there is someone whom you so care. Forgive me, as I have been so busy with your work in my life and could not spend much to think of them, to care or love them whom you love. Help me and strengthen me so I will gird up myself and be ready to help them on time. I know Time is in your hands and I pray that you will give me time to help him and others to bring your Love to them once again.
May you keep them safe and strong until a place is found for them. In your precious Name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen forever.
Called to serve, Called to stand, called to testify the Truth.