Along our journey we meet some great warriors. Some pass by like a brief wind and others stand by us like solid rocks. Living beings, they are our reason for existing, not because they are perfect but because they are human.
Tonight, I tell the story of one great warrior…
A few months ago, I knocked on the door of a perfect stranger, the door of a warrior who’s had far more than his share of challenges, but also a warrior who’s kept hope.
One night he shares this (paraphrased) as we laugh about the day I arrived at his door step:
“Through all the strangers that I have helped in my life about 50% of them have have been bad experiences, but it is worth the gamble for all those who’ve brought light in my life. And frankly your story was quite credible, I thought the odds were pretty high.”
His ability to transcend and rise up after every hit, his ability to welcome yet another stranger into his heart and home. Thank you and your partner for sharing your story and walking part of this journey with me.
RIP great warrior.