Linda a LPN had been working very hard that week. One particular day she was setting in the cafeteria. As she sat, she notice a gentlemen whom she had been seeing all that week was setting across from her. He kept looking around, watching others as they got what they wanted for lunch. Linda notice that he had nothing before him. There was no tray, his face she read something. She got up and went over to him, opening up a conversation. She asked him how was he doing. His respond with a smile. I’m doing good!! My name is Linda, and yours? Tommy is my name. (Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.) Linda softly voice I have been seeing you this week. Have you taste the good food here in our cafeteria? We have some wonderful cooks. Had you tried the meatloaf? Tommy respond…No I have not tried it, but it does smell good. Linda ask Tommy how would you like a plate? He looked with a surprising eyes, and said to Linda that today he doesn’t have any money. Linda said hey!! no problem, would it be ok with you if I buy you a plate? He said sure!! come on with me. Linda and Tommy went up to the line, and she had shared with one of the ladies if she would give Tommy whatever he asked for and put it on my tab. The ladies said (Sure)!! (Luke 6:32-36) If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Tommy was so happy, he got what he wanted, and he sat down and he enjoyed his meal. (Matthew 25:35) For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcome me. Amen!! Amen!!
May we continue helping others…one moment it may just be you and I that may need that help.
Sister Betty Jo