Friends deliver flowers to Deborah’s room and offer support. Ron and Carson go to the mission and meet with the homeless people, who are already gathered to pray for Deborah. When Ron notices that Denver is not there, Chef Jim tells him that he is sleeping. When Ron assumes that this is due to laziness, since it is midday, Chef Jim corrects him: Denver has been praying straight through the entire night for Deborah. Ron is ashamed at his own prejudice.
Even after all the time spent with Denver, Ron’s prejudice about homeless people remains intact—if it had been anyone else, it seems just as likely that Ron would have assumed there was a good reason to be sleeping at midday. This demonstrates how deeply prejudices can root themselves in one’s mind and thus how difficult they are to get rid of.