Ed is an outgoing and flamboyant man. He is thoughtful and outspoken. Ed has an addictive laugh and always makes you smile with his kind and respectful words. Ed is intelligent and is always willing to help someone in need. He is homeless yet humble, as I find most that are homeless are. Ed came to me on Saturday and said; "Brian, I just made some preacher man mad at me. He asked me to leave and get out of his face." he stood animated as he continued with his story; "I better not tell you, what I told him, because you too will be upset with me." I explained how I am slow to anger and encouraged him to continue with his story. Curious about what was said, I listened intently; "I told him I don't believe in God. I said I believe in Jesus Christ, just not God. Who would send their only son to die for my sins and not have the guts to send Himself? Why send your son when you could have easily sent yourself with the same message?" he continued. "God cannot exist because he would have sent himself to die, not his only son" I asked Ed what the impact on the world would have been if he sent Himself instead of His son? What would have a bigger impact.
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
Read more on Ed at my other blog site at http://shoulderthecross.typepad.com/blog_main/2008/12/ed-on-god.html