YWAM San Francisco

Love Unconditional


This story is in memory of a mentally ill homeless friend disowned, persecuted and abandoned by his loved ones.

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!   Isaiah 49:15 niv

A U.S Marine highly decorated with Medal of Honor for valor talked to his father on the phone before coming home from the war. He misses his family so much after long years in the battlefront. He was very excited upon hearing a familiar voice at the other end of the line.

soldier homeless man

“Hello?” a male voice growled.

“ Hello dad?” I’m back., it’s good to be back” the soldier beamed.

“Oh great , how are you doing son?” the father changing his demeanor.

“Dad, I’m good, very good!”

“Glad you’re back after a long while, ..so when are you coming home?”

“Hmm, soon dad…where is mom?”

“Oh, don’t worry she’ll be here soon. She just need some air. ”

“Okay , dad, I want to tell you and mom something…I’ve a friend who saved my life. I wanted him to stay with us for a while…I mean, he got injured because of me.”

“Why, what’s wrong, what happened?”—the father inquired.

“He lost an arm and a leg …”

“ Am sorry to hear that son.. but how long he’s gonna stay  with us though?  You see, that could be tough for us.. you know… “

“ Son? I hope you understand.. hello?..” hello son? “ There was a long silence..

In the morning, there was a knock on the door of the father. An officer informing him about his son found dead who apparently committed suicide. When the father saw his son’s corpse, it had one arm and one leg.

A suicide note read “ I fear I will love you better in my absence. As I have become what I never wished to be, a burden on those I love the most”

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