Hello, dear readers! I am so pleased to share this perspective-changing story with you for several reasons, and here’s a little food for thought:
First, did you notice that my first reaction was fear? I had my two young children with me and of course I was concerned for their safety. How much more could we do if we didn’t operate from a place of fear? Our hearts and minds would be open, and we could really live life — what Jesus called an “abundant life”! Not one of things and possessions, but a life rich with service, relationships, and experiences.
Secondly, this was a pivotal moment for my children. Responding by giving the man our food turned into an incredible teaching moment. Instead of growing up in self-absorption and entitlement, they are now two wonderful young adults who live lives of service and caring.
Lastly, since we just came off the Thanksgiving holiday and enter now into Advent and Christmas, I hope you are moved to give, give, give to your local shelter in order to feed the hungry. There is so much need out there. As God’s hands and feet, I believe that we are all called to be part of the solution and just DO something!
If you would like to read more from Wilma, you can visit her blog here: https://awilliegoodblog.wordpress.com/.
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