Several folk commented on the story about the old deacon and the Hippie with which I ended the message, Sunday.
Seldom does something we read or hear become a permanent part of our thinking. Decades ago I read that little story. It has stayed with me since. I think it was in the old Moody Monthly Magazine. I'm fairly sure that Walter Wangerin, a pastor and talented author, wrote it. As far as I know it is a fictional story, but relates a very real truth.
If anyone can help me find the original, I'd love to know where to lay hands on it.