Sunday, October 01, 2006

Barry report

Well I took the plunge last night and sauntered over to the Barry Hotel. I went in sat down and ordered my drink. I then proceeded to watch people. It is very interesting to read people. I was sitting there and asking God if there was anything he wanted to show me. Nothing stuck out per se. I noticed a guy sitting down by himself directly across from me. I recognized him from the neighborhood I used to live in. For whatever reason I couldn't keep my eyes off of him. Then a drunk woman came over and sat beside me. She was telling me that her brother was being a nerd so she was getting away from him for awhile. This was something that I wasn't expecting. She looked at my ring and asked if I was married. When I told her that indeed I was, she retorted with a question of why she wasn't with me. I told her that I told my wife that I was going to the Barry. She mentioned that it was weird to tell the truth. She said "I would have told her I was going for a walk" I then proceeded to tell her that it is important in a relationship to tell the truth. She wanted me to buy her a drink but I didnt feel that was the right thing to do, so I declined. She left and I was about to leave when I saw the guy that I saw earlier. I wandered over and sat at his table. I asked him if he remembered me, which I doubt he did. We had a talk for 5 minutes or so then I left. It was very different being there. I was at my regular church gathering this morning and I couldn't get their faces out of my mind during worship. It made me ask myself the question "What would church look like for them"

2 comments:

Nathan said...

Perhaps it looks like you.

carebear said...

wow, haven't read your blog in a while. sounds like god is doing alot of things in your heart. i rememebr the time I got home super late and on the way home, I picked up a woman prostitute and invited her for coffee. We drove around for a bit talking about her life and then I dropped her back off on "her corner"....when I got home, I said to joe, "guess what!!?? I just picked a prostitute!"

My heart was there with you when you talked about the "yah but..." and how life just makes you question things. I am reminded often by God about being a small child. Only faith like a child.

thanks for sharing this stuff. God uses your blog more than you know