I missed an opportunity to bless someone on Saturday by being too slow, too selfish.
An elderly gentleman was with an empty shopping cart. He approached me in a cleaning aisle. He saw I had been blessed to ‘secure’ a package of toilet paper. He asked where I had found it and I directed him to the spot where I had seen one remaining, warning him it may be gone by now. Within a moment…my conscience challenged me. “Give him yours…”,….or not quite so noble a thought, “at least split the package with this man”. He seemed deeply concerned in his search. It was an opportunity to act in kindness and share the love and hope in Jesus.
With renewed intention, I went in search of this man in the store. Just as he had appeared, he was now gone. Vanished. I looked down every aisle. I dawdled. I hung around outside the store, in vain hope of blessing this man. He was gone. Ashamed and disappointed in myself, I left with my package of toilet paper. The moment had passed.
At UGM…the moment to act is now!