Saturday, July 08, 2006

Battlestar Scratchlactica

So, what do you do?

You're walking around Wycombe, and you see a girl selling the Big Issue, who's been there for as long as you can remember, and doesn't look a lot older than you do. I never mind buying the Big Issue off people, the fact that they are selling it kind of makes me feel more confident about what they are going to spend the money on, if y'know what i mean. Anyway, i gave this girl a fiver for it and told her to 'look after yourself ok', and walked away, and a few metres down the road i was almost weeping.

Like, a fiver? 'Look after yourself'? What was that? Like, why didn't i do more? Why didn't i buy her some food, give her more money, find out if she had a place to stay, asked her if she fancied coming to church...told her about Jesus? I don't really know what i could've done in a practical sense. She didn't look like she was sleeping rough, but you know, she obviously wasn't doing that well for herself. So when i got back to my car i prayed for her, and tried to stop feeling like quite so much of a failure. It's just difficult though, because i know what can set her free, what can change her life, and somehow all i can manage is 'look after yourself'. But on the other hand, i'm sure she'll be there when i'm next in town on monday...so maybe i'll have a pop then.

In other news, i'm meeting Becci tonight. How weird/cool it'll be to meet someone who i 'know' but don't actually know at all.
Also check out Mandy on 'Being and Making Disciples'
And it would be wrong to say i am counting the days to Forum 2006 (well, it wouldn't be, but lets pretend it would be) and here are the talks from last years...

3 comments:

thebluefish said...

happy meeting. it'll be nice to be in the company of you both at Forum... knowing that you've met. Join up the dots.

Lou said...

Hehe - I bet you anything by the time you actually get to Forum (after a week of AWESOME Relay 1) you'll be like 'why are all these people invading my space and eating my food - go away, I want to sleep...! (or maybe that was just me...)

thebluefish said...

Not so much "eating my food" as somehow degrading its quality... and making it vanish...

Oddly, Lou, you are normal.