A good word from my friend and colleague Bryan Rose, after being onsite at a multi-site church in the Detroit, MI area this past weekend.
As I pulled into the parking lot, the temperature on my dashboard read negative twelve degrees.
And there he was… standing there waving.
I couldn’t see his face, it was obscured by a heavy duty ski mask. But I could tell he was smiling. And waving. And pointing me to another volunteer equally protecting every bit of bare skin from the unforgivably cold temperatures and minus thirty-something wind chills.
They were all out there. I found out later that every man on the team, had made it a point to serve this morning. The coldest morning any had seen in a long time.
Later, in the church lobby, they were resupplying hand and shoe warmers, to again face deathly cold. Just to park cars.
So I asked them how, and why, and what.
How, today of all days, could they stand outside and wave?
Why would they literally risk
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