To the Person Who Feels Unworthy

To the person who feels unworthy, 

When I came to Christ in the City, I was broken. Wounded. I didn’t believe that I was lovable, good, or worth it. In some ways, I was very similar to those that I would meet on the streets.

Over the last two years, I’ve been opened to receive joy, love, and mercy again. I’ve been shown again and again that I am worth it, that I am good, and that I am lovable. Over and over again, Jesus has leaned in close, called my attention to his gaze – that intense look fixed on my own eyes – and repeated again and again, “André, I love you.”

Thank you, Jesus.Read More

The Greatest Love There Is

I met Ryan at Lunch in the Park. Ryan can only see out of his right eye; I’m not sure what happened to his left eye, but it seems to be permanently pointed inward with a light blue glaze over it. He had messy hair, missing teeth, dirty hands, no shoes, one good eye, and yet, when he looked at me, he looked at me with love and compassion. Read More

The Weight of Eternity

“Thank you for not being afraid of serving us”, said one of our friends as we were handing out boxed lunches at the park on Wednesday. Read More

What Does Love Look Like?

In my time with Christ in the City, I find myself reflecting more and more on the meaning of love. Read More

Experiences of the Divine

As I am spending more and more time on the streets, talking to the people who live there, it is becoming increasingly difficult to succinctly describe my experience to friends and family. When people ask me what street ministry is like, I struggle to answer genuinely because so many of my encounters are imbued with an inexpressible beauty and gravity.Read More