DAY 381: I STAND AT THE DOOR

Mark Hovden Stephenson

Door15It is easy to assume that eternal truth is automatically translatable in a changing world. I just heard of a couple who went to the funeral of a friend. Apparently the preacher hammered away at the congregation for no less than 40 minutes with a message where he thought they ought to be! The encounter drew me into the story of the late SAMUEL SHOEMAKER, the spiritual father of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Door12Shoemaker identified “The Twelve Steps” arguing that anyone, with group support, could discover the power of God and recover from any unimaginable problem. Working alongside the poor in the inner cities of New York and Pittsburgh, he began with the context and listened. His poem “I STAND BY THE DOOR” presents practical insights into communicating the works and words of Jesus in a world overcrowded with differences of outlook and circumstance.

20150410_114545 (2)All these thoughts came back to me…

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