Every week like this…It’s not about the food

CommuniD BBQs are not about the food, it’s about the love!

I had the privilege of overhearing a conversation between two homeless guys meeting for the first time yesterday at the CommuniD BBQ…

“This is great. Everybody’s just hanging out and SO nice.”
“Yeah, these people are great. They’re always here, no matter what. Cold, hot, doesn’t matter; they’re here with us. Always here and loving.”
“Wow man.”
“Yeah, I don’t even come out during the week except on Saturdays for this.”
“Wow, I never knew it was here.”
“Yeah. Every week it’s like this.”
“Every week like this?! Wow. I’ll definitely be back next week.”
“See you next week.”
“See you next week.”
They shook hands/hugged as they parted ways.

Strangers…2 homeless men. One black, one white. One probably in his 50s, the other probably 40s. One had a bike, the other walked. They didn’t mention the food, stuff, hardship or anything. They. Felt. The LOVE! So much that they shook hands and hugged when parting ways. No one had to tell them, it’s not about the food; they felt it.

Strangers who live on the street, who have to fight to survive every day, hugged moments after meeting while they looked forward to seeing each other and experiencing the love again next week. They weren’t looking forward to hotdogs and hamburgers.

If you haven’t been yet, or you have, but wondered if you made a difference…

Yes. More than you will ever know! And it’s not about the food! 🙂

Thank you to every one of you who’ve come, thought, prayed or supplied…
Thank you on behalf of every one else who was there.
Thank you for helping create this story.
I’m so grateful I got to hear it first hand. 💜

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34‭-‬35 NIV


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