9.14.2010

When You are Out and About


When you are here or there, out and about, running errands or travelling around. . .


When that customer is rude and hangs up on you. . . When that sales clerk won't get off the phone to help you now. . . when that man in line ahead of you keeps on talking. . . When someone doesn't wave or smile back. . . When you see that scowl on a face. . . When you get the waitress who can't seem to get your order right. . . When you get the teller who puts your deposit in the wrong person's account. . . When you get the person on the phone who yells at you. . . When that person at the green light ahead of you won't go . . . Remember. . .


That person may have a loved one at home who is dying, or that person may have found out they have a terminal illness. They may be struggling with the darkness and hopelessness of depression. That person may have overwhelming debts with no help in sight. That drunk homeless person on the street begging may have witnessed his entire family burning in a fire. That crazy man that mumbles to himself may have fought terrible battles in war and seen his buddies die in horrible ways. That lazy employee you keep catching asleep may have a baby at home that cries all night. That person could be facing loneliness that stretches out before them like a dark night. When you are tempted to get angry and judge that person. . .stop! Take a minute and remember that there may be circumstances that you do not know. Say a little prayer and ask The Father to help you see that person how He sees them, because that situation you find yourself in that seems so annoying at the moment can be turned into a moment in time when you can be the answer to that persons prayer.
Until Next Time
Debbie
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3 comments:

The French Bear said...

Very thoughtful and inspiring post, thanks for the reminder....
Hugs,
Margaret B

Linda said...

That is a good reminder.
Nice to see you posting again!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Wonderful thoughts - we should all bear in mind that life isn't always straightforward and simple. A