I took to heart Jon's talk last week (6/16/13) about "being the church" and helping those in need. I inadvertently put this into action at Aldi grocery store three days later. As I waited in line to check out, the woman in front of me realized she didn't have enough money for her groceries and handed her avocados to the man at the register to put back. I asked her how much she was short, and she replied that she needed two dollars. As I reached into my pocket, the young lady standing behind me tapped me on the shoulder with two single dollar bills. I handed her one back and said, "I'll split it with you!" The woman accepted the money and said she was embarrassed, to which I replied, "Don't worry - we'll probably never see each other again!" We all laughed, and she promised to "pay it forward" if someone else was in need.
That moment meant a lot to me, because it showed there are still good people in the world - speaking of the woman behind me - and because, as insignificant as that dollar was to me, I felt God put me in a position to help that woman. If everyone could experience "being the church" in small ways, our world would be a much more beautiful place!
Be Well! We Are Mission!