Faces of Trinity Cafe – Meet Emmit, a Man of God
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Trinity Cafe is an intentional community.
‘Faces of Trinity Cafe’ is a celebration of all that embodies that community.
Every person who walks through the doors at Trinity Cafe has a unique story of their own.
I found out about Trinity Cafe after becoming homeless. I started coming to eat. This place is a blessing. The people, the food and the work done here is transformative.
Not everyone has enough. The more you have, the more you can and should give. Trinity Cafe is that in action.
My ex-wife and I had been together 16 years. After we separated, I felt a heavy load on my shoulders. I couldn’t think clearly. I faced a number of barriers and had to adjust to homelessness. It was a learning curve.
I used to have a different mentality. I knew God but sort of ignored him. Even so, he was there – taking care of me. Thinking about choices I made in the past, where they led me, how I didn’t lose any limbs, how I’m here today is proof. As long as we are with him, he is with us and even when we’re not with him, he’s with us.
When you forsake God, you forsake yourself. It took time but eventually I saw that every challenge I went through was God pressing his hand on me, pushing me back to him. I am thankful for where I’m at. Even though it may not materialize, I have all things. You can’t put a dollar figure on the word of God. I have what matters and flesh can’t weigh me down with sorrow.
Holding tightly onto a thread of the past opens a door to the possibility of going back. Everyone is subject to the consequences of their choices. Some choices I made exposed me to certain elements that I’m glad I didn’t give into.
We can put up a front with someone else but we can’t fool God. Once I allowed the fear of God inside me and accepted the reality of heaven and hell, I decided that I don’t want to go to hell so I choose to live with God and allow him to work with me in whichever way he so chooses.