When we take the stranger in we realize that the stranger is, in fact, the Christ. Answering a call for love for a brother is always for oneself because the greatest gift that one can receive comes from opening one’s heart to love.

This is a true story about Michael Oher (Big Mike), a homeless boy who became an All-Star American football player. Even though surrounded by violence, drugs and poverty his whole life, Michael followed the guidance that often came through his drug-addicted mother: “Close your eyes. Keep them closed ...” (and minutes or hours later) “Now on the count of three you can open your eyes. The past is gone, there is nothing to fear, and everything is going to be alright.”

Expecting nothing from the world, but willing to go where invited and accept what is offered, Michael is granted a scholarship to attend an academic Christian school because of his athletic abilities. Unable to learn within the normal classroom setting, Michael is an opportunity for each of his teachers to look beyond the form to see and support his potential. Homeless, he is scooped up one cold night by a Christian family. They take him in and can’t help but gradually offer him everything that he needs to open up to his worthiness and step into certainty.

Falling in love is inevitable when our defenseless, beautiful Self is allowed to shine. God truly wants to offer us everything.


About the author

David Hoffmeister

Modern-day mystic, author, and a living demonstration of A Course in Miracles.


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