Denver picks up his narration. Although Denver once feared Ron might abandon him, Ron asks Denver to move in with him and hires him to be the night watchman of a wealthy estate that Ron and Carson are liquidating. Denver takes to painting and Ron sets a studio up for him. When not painting or working, Denver helps at the mission, preaches, and travels with Ron, even attending the 2005 presidential inauguration.
Denver’s transition out of homelessness is officially complete—he is employed, housed, and even sought after as a speaker and wise figure. Denver’s transformation testifies to the human potential in every person, homeless, slave, or free, to be a successful, loving, impacting figure.
Denver recalls how he used to worry about being different from others until he met Deborah and Ron. Now, he realizes that everyone is different and everyone is the same, living the life that God gave them and waiting to be taken home.
Denver’s greatest piece of wisdom is that everyone is human and shares a common humanity that transcends race and class, allowing for reconciliation, recovery, and love.