Tomorrow marks one year since my friend Kyle went to Heaven, and I am asking you, Dear Readers, Dear Friends, to help me honor his memory.
All I ask is that you do this: See people.
That’s it. See people.
Because that’s something that Kyle was really good at – Seeing people.
Don’t get me wrong – he was good at a lot of other stuff too. He was an excellent outdoorsman. He was a talented cook, a good athlete, an exceptional guitarist, and one of the best assistant Sunday School teachers I’ve ever had.
Man, I sure do miss him.
But although he was good at all of that, what I think Kyle was best at is seeing people.
Whether it was a kid who needed help, a friend who was having a hard day, or someone feeling lost and alone – Kyle saw them.
He not only saw them, but he went out of his way to help them. Even if he couldn’t solve the problem or fix the situation, he was there.
Walking, talking, or listening, he was there.
He didn’t care what it did to his reputation. He didn’t care if it took time out of his schedule.
And he didn’t care if he knew the person or not. If someone was in need and Kyle was near, he saw them and he tried to help.
Not judge. Not analyze.
See and help. That was his goal.
So that is what I am going to try to do, and that is what I would like for you to try to do to help honor the memory of my friend Kyle: See people.
Don’t just look at them – see them. See their hearts. See their humanity.
Let them know they are seen. Let them know they matter.
Let them know they are not alone.
And let them know they are loved.
See you soon.
” And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13