go stay at that homeess &ophouse on 7inth t", and every$ody’s gonna augh at me!” Greg patted him on the shouder" “+r" harkey, 9esus can hep you:” +r" harkey shoved Greg aay" “5on’t you 5-RE te me that junk! )& there (- a god, he oudn’t have et that happen to me! - ) did as try to $e a triionaire, and He et me don! Get out o& my sight!” “/ut +r" harkey, oud you at east take my jacket i& you’re gonna stay out here% )t’s armer than yours"” -&ter +r" harkey hured unprinta$e insuts at him, Greg got the message and spit" He stopped to te a poiceman that someone shoud $ring +r" harkey out o& the cod $e&ore he &ro0e to death" The cop nodded ith a deadpan &ace and promised to take rea good care o& him"Greg as gone $ut the pudgy cop just stood here he as, munching on his doughnut, eighing his options" -&ter a the he that man had put him and his &amiy through:"7e't evening as (ednesday night service, a specia haring 7ight" Greg ent up &ront to testi&y" “)t as on the nes,” he choked" “+y andord, +r" harkey, as &ound dead this morning on a park $ench" He must have $een too proud to go to the homeess sheter a&ter he ost a his money at the race track" ) tried to itness to +r" harkey hen he came &or the rent, $ut a he did as curse my &aith and threaten to thro me out o& my apartment"” ome saints mum$ed their sympathy, $ut others hispered that it served that od devi right &or $eing such a mean repro$ate" “) &ee rea $ad a$out it,” Greg continued" “) ish )’d hung around to itness some more to him, $ut )’ve $een so rapped up in my on trou$es" )’ve $een orried, uh, ) mean
a$out my rent $eing due on *riday morning" Everyone pease pray &or me that )’ get my mirace $y *riday"” “-men,” the pastor said" “imon harkey, $iionaire reator, ies sient in the grave, and his tongue $asphemes no more" 2et his tragic i&e and death $e a arning to a ho oud dare to cross the ministry o& this church" /rother Greg has kept current ith his tithes" -so, Greg has &aith&uy son seed in /rother 9u$a *i$ert’s T. ministry" on, you can rest assured o& our prayers" /e o& good cheer" E;<E#T - +)R-#2E! Tonight e’ $e joining /rother *i$ert’s service ive through the mirace o& )nteractive )nternet"” Head hung o, Greg sumped don in his seat, hardy daring to ook at anyone" Greg ondered i& he even $eonged here, in this $ig rich church that attracted $ig crods o& &anciy6dressed strangers you kne oud never =uite $e your &riends" Their stony sience and icy stares said it a" ome yaned or coughed" 7o$ody reay cared" Then he &et a ight touch on his arm" trange" Hardy any$ody ever sat near him, even i& the church as &iing up" Greg had never seen this edery ady $e&ore" - tiny isp o& a oman ith stee gray hair, earing a simpe $ue dress" he ooked od enough to $e Greg’s grandmother" /ut her cheeks ere rosy and her smie as $right and she had the armest, seetest smie" 8nike Greg’s party anima mom, ho as divorced and had run o&& ith her ne man, hardy ever $othering to ca or even rite"