Friday, February 15, 2008


In my last post, I talked about our house being broken into. Last week, Jim, my housemate and the owner of the home, met with the detective who was assigned our case. What we learned was that all 3 of the people arrested are under the age of 20. 2 of them are brothers, and they both live around the corner from us with their grandparents. For the eldest one, this was his second offense. To make the brothers' situation even harder, their father is currently incarcerated.

I found myself throwing out the idea of inviting the boys over for dinner. This gesture is not to rub in the fact that they got arrested, nor is it to show them what they could have stolen, but to make an attempt in getting to know them and developing a relationship. Unfortunately, this idea was not received very favorably, as it still seems to early to face these kids in hopes to usher grace and forgiveness into this situation.

Please continue to pray for us as we navigate through these tough and life defining times.


At 4:52 PM, Blogger LL said...

Woa..I had no idea! Hope all is well. I guess grace and forgiveness is something that while we know in our hearts is good, it is just really hard to put into practice...

At 10:24 AM, Blogger NathanColquhoun said...

Love your approach Kevin...seriously...

One day, they'll want to invite them over for dinner too and not see them for their shitty deeds but for how Jesus made them.


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