Finding the best in people
a friend to every person he met.
We sense in him the ability to welcome the stranger,
to find the hidden gift in those others called sinners,
to strengthen the ability of the loving to love more.
He loved some by confronting them with the ways in which
they were unloving and exploitative of others.
He challenged the hypocritical in those who made it their right
to judge others with constant reminders that we not only must not
but cannot judge another
He found important ways to invite all to discover and
cherish the lovable in themselves.
- Paula Ripple
Called to Be Friends