Finding redemption


Stealing was wrong Matt knew but couldn’t help himself, he was so hungry.

He grabbed a few packets randomly off the shelf and made for the door, ignoring the call of the cashier to pay for the merchandise.

His life was steadily going downhill and he could not see how to get out of this rut that he had fallen into, till he met Jake.

Jake was also homeless like him but he had a place where he worked on daily wages and could buy food and toiletries.

Jake showed Matt the road to redemption by encouraging him to find work, to better himself, and to regain his lost self-respect.

That day when he walked with pride into the same store and paid for the stuff he had stolen was the day that he wowed to be never in this position again.


Written for Six Sentences Story- Redemption, hosted by Girlie on the edge’s blog



48 thoughts on “Finding redemption

  1. Jake was a true friend with an understanding of what it was like to live in such circumstances and with a desire to help lift his friend from a place of despair to a place of peace and with knowledge of how to turn his life around.

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  2. Both boys were lucky to find work. So many places will not hire you without a residence to send mail too. And those who are homeless and without transportation are in even more dire straights. This was a positive outcome, I wish there were more of them.

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