Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me


Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Same Kind of Different as Me: Chapter 49 Summary & Analysis

Denver picks up his narration. After his meeting with Ron and Carson, Denver goes to Deborah’s room to visit her. When he says her name, she opens her eyes wide and Denver puts his hand under her head to help her look at him. Denver tells her, “God has put it on my heart to tell you that if you lay down the torch, I’ll pick it up and keep your ministry to the homeless goin.” Debbie does not speak or move but her eyes well up with tears. Denver continues, “So you can go home now, Miss Debbie. Go on home in peace.”
In this moment, Denver’s character development comes full circle—he has gone from a slave, a wanderer, and an angry homeless man to someone who loves and ministers not only to the homeless, but the wealthy. Denver’s transformation is evidence of the potential in all people for growth, change, and powerful impact, whether they be wealthy, homeless, or somewhere in the middle.
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