This article appeared in Virtue magazine, March/April 1993 under the title, "What the Sad Man Really Wanted." Used with per­mission.

Loren is the pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Palo Alto, California. He and his wife, Carmen, make a point of spending time each year with a mission in Mexico.—Via Shepherdess International

The Sad Man

A modern parable.

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