I walked into a coffee shop a few moments ago and got a man hug from one of the baristas.
This is the first time I’ve eve been here. It’s a pretty cool place.
Soft chairs. Good espresso. Free wifi.
But I don’t want to come back because of any of this things. I know of other soft seats and other places with good coffee. I have wifi at home.
I will come back because I got a hug. A man hug.
I’ve been here once//but I feel like I belong here.
I’ve known the barista since I moved here almost 2 years ago. I never got hugs back then. But he learned my name. Learned about my job and my wife.
When I came in today we asked me about all those.
I will come back because HE CARES!
I will come back because HE LISTENS!
I will come back because HE HUGS!
That’s how I want my ministry and life to be.