* Check out the 5th comment on the post "Streets with No Name" post. Such a great encouragement. Thanks Steve for sharing that. To easily go to that post and read the comments below, click HERE.
The following was written in the comment section. I thought it's a great example for us to follow and so I am posting it up again:
I was horrified. I missed five overcrowded flights at LAX due to my low-priority standby pass and it didn't seem like I would make it to my Midwest destination. There I was. At 2 a.m. Frantically calling Rachel. Then Joe (that's Joey to some of you). Then Rachel. And then Joe again.
When I got a hold of one of them, Joe arranged a cab for me to Rachel's place. He gave the driver directions. I had no cash; he paid the $40 tab. And he called the cab for my 6 a.m. departure back to LAX. I'm pretty sure he paid that fare, too.
All I could do was thank him with my words that night in 2006. I had no money on me (until later when I sent him a check that he didn't cash).
Joe took such good care of everyone in need. His caretaker's approach always made me feel safe with Rachel and Joe. His life (and everything I learned at the memorial) is something that inspires me to seek out those in need and offer tangible love, the kind that feeds or helps or walks alongside or listens.
Joe's life is a rad, rad portrayal of that agape. Imagine that: Agape even at 2 a.m.:)
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
Having worked as a secretary to Craig Englert (one of Joe's best friends), I have heard many stories like this of Joe Johnsons (Joey's dad). One particular story is very similar to this - back when Craig and Joe were in their early 20's. Craig's car broke down in the middle of the night in a freeway (or some hi-way). Even though he didn't want to wake up Joe, he's the first person he thought of of calling for help. Within a few minutes after the call, Joe was there to help Craig. Like what Kehau said, that's Agape love, at 1:00 AM.