I took this photo in Jerusalem in 1998
I felt that I had been taken back in time about 2,000 years.
I have been sitting at this same spot
It is my spot, everyone knows it.
I have my routine.
This is my domain.
I have survived but
I have not thrived
There have been lean days
Then sometimes a generous person
Comes along, to make my day.
People generally are kind
But sadly, some are just nasty to me.
I have taken a couple of kicks …
This one time
It was so unexpected
These two chaps
They came to me, so intent.
They definitely had something on their mind.
I am not really sure I understood what he said,
“Silver and gold have I none”
That’s all I need pal, nothing else!
Silver and gold will get me out of being a beggar!
He grabbed me by the hand
He pulled my up
He mentioned a man I had heard of
Jesus the Christ…
I CAN WALK.
All I know is, I can walk.
I haven’t walked in years
THANKS BE TO GOD.
I didn’t get a hand out
I got a hand up…
How do you know Jesus anyway?
Thanks do much gentlemen.
Thank you Jesus.
Now what do I do?
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