"The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. By faith, we see the world called into existence by God's word, what we see created by we don't see."
— Hebrews 11:1–3, The Message
A friend recently observed that after twenty years I still have the same positive approach to working with street youth, and that I always seem hopeful. He asked me, "What keeps you going?" For me it is a simple answer that began when I was twelve years old—faith in Jesus of Nazareth.