Small Acts

By Rosie Moore

I read in my little “Upper Room” booklet these words by Dean T. Skoglund:

“As I left the restaurant carrying my box of leftovers, I saw a person lying in my path. As I approached, I leaned over and asked, ‘Would you like something to eat?’  He responded, ‘Yes!’ As I set the food down, four or five persons behind me leaned over and put money in his hat. As I got into my car, I began thinking about how giving to others leaves me feeling joyful.

“I then thought about all the easy ways that I can buy extra food at the market and make extra portions of dinner to give to people in need. I can carry bottles of water in my car to hand out to people who are homeless. I can stop and talk with people I meet, sharing time with them. Even while driving, I can be courteous to other drivers. When I’m waiting in line, I can allow someone who looks rushed and harried to go ahead of me. Through these and other small acts of mercy we can share God’s love with the world and fill our hearts with joy.”

I thought these words were so apt for the horrendous time we are facing in today’s world. It takes just a moment to be kind, to help someone else’s burden to be lighter. Let’s do it! And thanks to the many people who are doing it, doctors, nurses, restaurant owners, so many people responding and doing their best. Thank god for them.

Thought for the day: Life is a coin; you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.

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