I take the Metrolink to Starbucks at Union Station when I work. It’s midtown, which isn’t as bad as downtown but its still St. Louis city. Sometimes I get nervous, but I’ve been more than okay thus far and probably will be. People have to get where they’re going and that’s all they’re concerned about mostly.
Today I sat next to a man named Leroy Davis while waiting for the next Shrewsberry/I-44 link. He had a Bible in his hand, and when I walked up to him I mentioned how I’ve never been asked to show my Metrolink pass in the three weeks I’ve been using the link. It was a first. He said that some people link to use the link for free, and they may be poor, they may be not, but they check every once and a while. He got to talking about how he is rich because God has blessed him, and God, that is Jesus Christ, has given him many things to be thankful for and to feel blessed by. He was quite encouraging. We talked about riches for a few minutes, I said few things, he said many. I tried to be quiet, and let that man be Jesus to me.
At first I was taken aback, but I hope Leroy has a good night, and that he will continue to be truly blessed. He invited me to his church. The Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith Inc. Haha, quite a name. I expect it’s a flopping on the floor church. Maybe I’ll go. I am looking for a place.
Composed on July 30th, 2007 in the category Community, Culture, Stories, Work. with the tags bethesda temple church of the apostolic faith inc, bible, Christ, i-44, leroy davis, metrolink, midtown, shrewsberry, St. Louis, Starbucks, Stories, union station, Work