had been swindled out of his home in Washington, D.C. and he was homeless, one
Sunday he was standing in front of the National Cathedral when then President
George Bush and his wife Barbara were going in. “Pray for me,” he
said to the President. “No,” said President Bush. “Come in and
pray for yourself.” He did, and after that he came in every Sunday and
sat in the back. The congregation got to know him and began to help him in
small ways. When he died that homeless man was buried in the churchyard of the
National Cathedral! That homeless man was buried in one of the most prestigious
plots of land in this country. How fitting for a church that is dedicated to
another homeless man, Jesus Christ.

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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