"Mercy is a force that compels us to acts of compassion. But in time mercy will collide with an ominous, opposing force. Injustice." Robert D. Lupton
"Compassion sometimes has an odor" - Getting out of our comfort zone will not likely be a comfortable experience - but hopefully we will survive...
"Any chance I could wash my feet?" A much friendlier interaction than the "Michael" experience. What gave the homeless person the courage (bravery) to ask? How ironic that the permanence of shoes and socks were appreciated - and yet the temporary aspect of a shower and shave was also desired.There is much to be learned from this story.
"Bull in the Ring" - it is fascinating to think about how an experience with one purpose creates an unanticipated outcome at a distant time and place.