This post originally appeared at circleofhope.net/blog. Photo taken by Jeremy Zimmerman. Relationships are at the center of our faith Every week, at least once, I make my way over to a shady bench on the campus of my beloved alma mater (Temple University) and hold up a worn-out sign that says “Tell Me Your Story.” My friend Howard gave me the idea and it is among the weirdest things I do on the regular. If someone were to photograph me now and send it to me just five years ago, I’d think I was crazy. And some people do! Most people who walk by me ignore me; some are interested, but don’t have time to talk; some laud me for the very idea; and occasionally, someone stops to talk.