I am one of those guys that has many (too many probably) RSS feeds to several blogs! One of them is a guy named Joshua Longbrake who has written a bunch for Relevant.com and also has an heart for traveling, life-change, Eastern Europe, and a lot of other things that strike a cord with me. I actually found his blog while he was touring Europe for three months or so and blogged about his experiences. Anyway, read his blog! He recently posted a cool entry about story and the stories behind the faces we see each day. Here is part I liked, but make sure you read it all (click HERE).
But everyone has a story. Everyone has a past. Everybody has been shaped by something. One parent. No parents. Economic situation. Rape. Culture. Orphaned. Pain. Struggle. Lack of pain and struggle. Death. Divorce. Privilege. Popularity. People are shaped by situations and the people that surround them.
Everyone has a story.
And when you know someoneâ€™s story, it changes everything, doesnâ€™t it? Your friends who act certain ways, ways which would annoy you if they were from a stranger, are given grace because you know them. You understand them. He acts that way because of this. And she does those things because of that. You understand. Everyone who knows them understands.