These days a simple act of kindness is rare. I was the recipient of one such simple act the other day.
It was a short flight from Austin to DFW. The flight was a fully loaded regional jet with limited space for carry-on luggage. Luckily, I did manage to get my small roller bag into the overhead. But when I sat down, I noticed a long stream of blood running from my knuckle to the tip of my index finger. In the battle with the overhead bin, I had been wounded. Fortunately, I had Kleenex in my backpack and managed to eventually stop the bleeding, at least as long as I kept a tissue on the knuckle.
I have been asking myself how many “must do” situations I have walked away from over the years. More than a few I must confess. More often than not…I don’t do. May God have mercy on me a sinner.
"Depart from me you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me." Matthew 25: 41-43