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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Noble Stop

A few years ago, I read a letter written to the editor of my hometown paper. Signed by Sandy Wills, the letter moved me greatly:

"To the Editor:

"It was cold and misty and I was driving from work from Mount Vernon. About where Hwy. 21 intersects with SH 37, there was a small boy standing on the shoulder of the road. He had a sad look on his face.

"In the middle of the road lay a dog that looked like a poodle. He appeared to be dead. A big man was gently picking the dog up off the highway while wrapping the dog in his coat. The little boy then pointed to where the man should take the dog.

"I thought as I was driving home, what a random act of kindness it was for the man to stop and help the little boy. The world would be a better place if we all slowed down in our hectic lives and took a moment to be kind to someone in need.

"There's a phrase that says, 'Kindness is something the deaf can hear and the blind can see.' We all need it at 1 time or another."

"To the man who stopped thank you. You made my day."

That man made my day, too. Paul tells me in Galatians five that kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. Nothing demonstrates the character than the demonstration of kindness.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful story and and point made!
    Keep it up.