A View From Here – Spring 2016

[written by Greg Paul, posted by Lyf Stolte] We gather because we belong to each other. It doesn’t always feel that way. I’ve been at some family get-togethers at which I felt like the odd man out, and others when somebody else was in a huff. The worst is when there’s...
How To Receive Gifts

How To Receive Gifts

[originally posted on SimplyOpenBook.com, reposted here by permission of Greg Paul] When, early in 1992, I began full time work at what would soon become Sanctuary, I had already been involved in some kind of consistent outreach work in the inner city for close to...

Eulogy for the Ones Who Never Had a Chance

[originally posted on www.SimplyOpenBook.com] My friend Matt passed away a short while ago. Earlier on the day he died, he called the only man who ever really acted as a father toward him, and said that he was on his way from one Northern Ontario city to another in...