How do you exegete "the poor will always be with us" and reconcile that with the command to love our neighbor as ourselves? Enter Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times columnist, looking for a lead on a one-off story and finding instead a four-plus-year relationship with an exceptional musician living on Skid Row. This is a tale of common grace and is both a spurring on to love and good deeds, and a reminder that personal discomfort is often a necessary part of living the gospel before others.
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Issue: "Discipleship: Wisdom for Pilgrims' Progress" Sept./Oct. 2009 Vol. 18 No. 5 Page number(s): 46-47
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