“Making the Path”

“Making the Path”  Mk. 10:17-23  Malchado wrote: “Traveler there is no path. Paths are made by walking.”

I am often asked my plans, how I raise money, how I continue my ministry. They want set answers, they want a set way. I have found that there is no “path”, no prescribed way of doing ministry. I have made my own path by following Jesus, and at times I do not know where I am going.  Last week a friend asked me why I did not “dump” the blankets on the street and save money for storage. For one thing it would be a waste of a precious resource that is a gift of God for the work,  it would truly be poor stewardship to think in such short term plans.  In our Gospel Jesus called the rich young man to follow him by giving up everything he had, and he turned away. I follow, giving everything I have, and it is scary, but is is the path of faith, and faith holds no guarantees accept God’s presence.  And for me that is enough–I walk the path in faith.  I have spent the day getting food, going to the Haight later. The last two days I basically stayed in bed totally exhausted.  “Mike” , 25, got in the building both nights and hung out for a while, speed user, lost, but I gave him my time. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

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