The Most Honest Guy at the Homeless Shelter

Three cheers for those who don’t say what others want to hear

Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.
2 min readMay 26, 2024

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People seated at a homeless shelter in Phoenix
Thayne Tuason, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Chapel is mandatory at the homeless shelter where I stay. There’s a service every night at 6, right after dinner.

Many nights, guest preachers from the community lead the worship, but on this evening Pastor J, the shelter’s lead pastor, stood on the stage.

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Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.

I write about writing, ideas, creativity, homelessness, intuition, spirituality, life lessons. Ex-college teacher Twitter: @paulryburn