Last night two of the men we serve got into a fight. Thankfully this is not a regular occurrence. In the years that I have been doing this, I believe this is only the fourth violent incident that required bandages. This time it could have been worse, except a number of guys restrained them; then several of us stood between them until one of them left.
I won’t go into more detail other than to tell you that the guy who hadn’t been injured called the police to report the other guy, then came back. The police showed up in numbers. The sergeant who took the lead was a real peacemaker. He stayed there until the two men calmed down and could talk civilly to each other.
Please pray for peace and safety for all of us on Thursday nights.