In today’s issue: Savage, as he often does, told his listeners of an unexpected encounter he had the morning of Tuesday’s show.
“I’m taking my morning little ride, and I hear a very loud vacuum machine running in the street. So, naturally, my head turns to it as I’m on the bike. And there’s this big black guy vacuuming a car,” he said.
“It’s Dave. I’ve known Dave for years. He’s a car detailer. He also happens to be a pastor at a local church. Once in awhile I gave him some money for turkeys, but I’ve run into him so seldom, once every few years.
“All of a sudden he stops me and comes over. ‘Love you, brother.’ You know, that kind of thing.”
One word leads to the other, and he starts telling me this story and that story. He brought up the incident from last February when that altercation occurred [in a restaurant].
He said, “We’ve been praying for you, brother. If you need anything. … “
I said, “Don’t worry about it. It was God’s hand. It’s all over. Don’t worry about it.”
… So, we’re talking about this and about that. Great guy, loves to talk and he tells me his stories about his ministry, over there in Mill Valley.
And he says to me, “Well, I’ve gotta tell you something, Michael.”
“I was in this neighborhood.”
This is an all lilly white neighborhood that I have a house in.
And he said, “I was outside in the street, waxing a car, just this morning. And a woman comes down and says to me, ‘What are you doing here?'”
I said, “What?! In this lilly white liberal community she said to you, a black man, ‘What are you doing here?'”
He said, “Yes.”
I said, “In this liberal community?”
He said, “Michael, you don’t know what we black people go through.”
I said, “Even in this liberal community she said, ‘What are you doing here?'”
He said, “They’re not liberal. They just pretend to be liberal, Michael.”
He said, “You speak the truth. They’re liars, every last one of them.”
He said, “Don’t you know, brother, why we listen to you? My mother loves you, my father-in-law loves you, my father loves you, all of my ministry loves you.”
I said, “Wow, that’s powerful stuff.”
He said, “Just remember, Michael, you have a big calling. Don’t ever forget that.”
I said, “Well, look, Dave, I pray for my health every day. That’s all I pray for.”
He said, “Well, keep on praying. God’s listening to you.”
Just a little tiny story. Now, why is that an important story? Answer: It isn’t. But it’s significant in my life, and unless I bring you the significances in my life, I’m not bringing you the significance of my analysis, my truths, as I see them.
What this is connected to is very odd. Only 30 minutes before that, my publisher finally sent me the final book cover to “God, Faith and Reason.”
I’m not going to talk about it, because it’s too many months away. It comes out in November. But I finally got the book cover, and it was put up on Amazon. I don’t even want you to go look at it yet, because it’s too soon.
But 20-30 minutes later I run into Dave and he starts talking to me about God.
And as I said to you, God speaks in strange ways. You’ve got to understand, all of you out there who have given up believing in anything other than yourself and HBO.
There’s much more that Katzenberg, Hatzenberg, Matzenberg, Ratzenberg and the imagery they put out to the world.
Believe me, there’s a lot more in the world than the vile imagery that comes out of Hollywood. And yet, that has replaced virtually everything in our minds, hasn’t it? Except maybe what’s on Instagram or Twitter. I guess that’s even more powerful than the Bible itself.
But I haven’t forgotten. I guess, in that sense, part of me is stuck in the old world.
I haven’t forgotten any of that. It’s still in me, and I know that there’s an answer to it all.
I don’t know the answer to it. But I know there is an answer to it all, see.