This week he was downtown with several Godspell cast members as they prepared for a fabulous production of Spring Awakening this week.
The group had just bought sandwiches and were headed to Heming Park to enjoy them.
Then, suddenly, they heard someone shout “Godspell!”
They looked up to see one of our Church Without Walls parishioners, who is not hard to recognize, with his sometimes awkward gate and flourish of tattoos. This man had attended not one but two performances of Godspell and was so moved that he brought others from his camp to experience it the second time.
During this happy exchange, one of the young actors tore his sandwich in half and shared it with this man as the group found a place to sit together and share a common meal.
Moments like this make the day-to-day work of building community — of being church – worthwhile.