Here was a guy who ended up being one of the best men I have ever met on the streets. He was sincere, he cared, he would literally give you his jacket in a winter storm, I watched him do it. There was no difference between Tommy and myself, nor you. Ouch that hurt. It's true, like us Tommy cared so much for his fellow man, he would pray with you, lead you to Christ, would give anything he needed if he believed in others. Tommy was a sinner, like you and I, but Tommy had a heart that would out give many righteous christians in the church buildings. This can be hard for some to understand, but I'd take Tommy any day..... because of his heart!
His life of activities did cut his earthly ministry short. Tommy is no longer in pain, nor does he have any struggles, he is running the golden roads, and one day I look forward to seeing him again. Rest in Peace my friend.
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