Flash Fun Q: What were the last words of Jesus on the cross?
Vol. 44 | 1-18-17
Every time a beggar approaches with a story and inevitable punchline, my standard reply is: "I won't give you money, but I'm happy to provide water and a snack from my car."
My offer has always been declined...
...until this past Friday, when a man outside the dry cleaner finally accepted.
Rather than feeling joy as I drove away watching him gratefully gulp down the water, I was overcome with sadness.
With a chance to form a relationship, however brief, I settled for a transaction. I didn't even ask his name.
We are called to do better (Galatians 5:14). I won't miss the opportunity next time.
Put me back in, Coach.
Flash Fun A: "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." (Luke 23:46 NIV)
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