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Man Sees “Disheveled” and “Dirty” Guy Walk Into Taco Bell–His Actions Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

The man obliged, and the two sat across from each other like two friends would.

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“After a few moments of conversation, when he realized that I was not there with a self-serving agenda, his empty eyes finally looked into mine as he began to tell me his life history,” Jonathan wrote. “This man’s name is Mark and tonight he was my friend for dinner. Yes, we sat in Taco Bell for what seemed like 5 minutes but in reality, I think it was nearly two hours of talking, laughing, crying, and enjoying every second of life.”

Jonathan says it would have been easy to ignore Mark.

“It would have been easy to scoff at him or look down on him because his problems are more noticeable than ours.

The thing is, if our messy lives don’t define us in the eyes of the Lord, then why should Mark’s messy life define who he is to me? All I had to do was love him without prejudice or conditions. Seriously, it really is that simple. Just love! Unconditional love is empowering! It is freeing! It changes people! Just love them!”

Jonathan says he’s met many other “Marks” in his day. He’s sat with them and talked to them over a meal, or on the street.

And isn’t that exactly what Jesus did? He ministered to the “unclean,” he spoke to forbidden women and exiled men. He loved the lesser person, and he left the 99 to chase after the ONE.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ (Matthew 25:35-40)

Jonathan knows there will be more “Marks” in his future. He says he hopes in sharing his experience at Taco Bell, that people would not see it as him being boastful, but that they would be inspired to love BOLDLY. Jesus did this, and has called us to do the same.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. She lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese in between capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras.

The Simple Marriage Prayer That Will Put Your Focus On God

"When we pray these words, we are acknowledging that He is in control of us, and we are not in control of each other. It is offering our own will in exchange for God’s will."

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How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple.

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

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