3 thankful Pax descended upon 180 Belt Blvd. for the latest installment of Breaking Bread. According to the loitering customers next door at Wendy’s, here’s how the evening went:
Seymour and Malcolm arrived first to scout the AO. Swirly would be proud – 40 minutes ahead of start time (ironically, start time for dinner actually is 5:30, only this event is “p.m.”). UpChuck pulled in about 5:12. Pax unloaded and set-up ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, King Hawaiian rolls, and cookies. What was the world like prior to Costco quantities? Add to the food a quick set-up of plates, cutlery, etc. – all provided on-site. Simple, fast, elegant. Some 2-liters of lemonade and iced tea were placed on a table. Easier than calling cadence, for sure.
A short prayer of thanks for the bountiful harvest, and 15 patients filled their bellies, some coming back for 2nds, 3rds, and a snack to squirrel away for later.
Seymour and UpChuck did a little clean-up. Easy-peasy.
The Pax then ran a 6 mile loop.
Every Pax member should put this event on their calendar. First, it’s easy (which YHC recognizes is not typically the F3 approach). Second, it’s rewarding. You will learn about yourself through this event. But, most important, these folks really appreciate someone coming to provide them a decent meal.
All in all, another fun evening sharing the 3rd F with a couple of my F3 brothers. What a treat to get to know Seymour a little better, meet Malcolm, and share a meal and some conversation with some folks recovering from various medical ailments in a safe environment. YHC was humbled to chat with a woman who described how she became homeless. Wow. She shared that, once she is back on her feet financially and medically, she realized how important it was for HER to be more humble in the future. Good lesson for YHC as well.
Have a wonderful last few hours of the weekend and a solid week fellas.