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One Act Of Kindness


One Act Of Kindness

A couple of months ago I was driving to Central Market in Plano, TX. One of the cross streets of the route I generally take is at Frankford and Coit Road. This was a cold Saturday morning. A young man that I had seen often at this particular corner was there that morning with a sign asking for help. I generally don’t carry cash with me. But that morning I did. It was a few dollars. As I rolled down my window to give him the dollars, the young man took them and ran across the street to 7-Eleven to get something to eat. He even left his belongings at the red light.

I can only assume that he had not eaten much or anything at all. And only God knew when was the last time he had something to eat or had a warm bed to sleep in. The lesson learned from that experience . . . ALWAYS carry cash. There will be future opportunities where I will be in position to do “One Act Of Kindness.

As I’m writing this blog, the following scriptures comes to mind from:
Matthew, Chapter 7 and verse 12:So then, in everything treat others the same way you want them to treat you, for this is [the essence of] the Law and the [writings of the] Prophets.
Matthew Chapter 25, verse 40:The King (Jesus) will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’

Sometimes we can actually do more for others than we realize. Something to think about and consider.

With love and peace,
~ Joseph Stingley

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