The sans logis is in the middle one of the two china towns in Paris. On my way there at around 9am in the morning, the Cantonese prostitutes are already out working the streets. For awhile I had no idea how to interact with them as I walk by:
- do I avoid eye contact so they know I’m not interested?
- do I say hello as I walk by quickly?
- should I take the route that avoids them altogether?
I asked our field leader this week. “How would Jesus interact with them?”. Wow.. so simple and I’ve heard it so many times. So, for the first time on Friday I smiled and said hello to a protitute. She was kind of surprised, smiled and said “bonjour” in return!
By walking by them so frequently you learn to recognize them. I noticed a bunch of them having breakfast at an Asian restaurant called “Best Tofu”. I figured the locals must know the good deals. Do they ever:
Yep.. I’ll be back alright.