It’s pretty amazing, I heard her say as she told the story.
Early Wednesday morning we woke up to a blanket of heavy snow
on the ground.
Branches bent low with snow
and I decided to shovel the walks in a few minutes.
But then I heard a sound.
Scraping. Scraping. Metal on cement.
What’s that? I asked.
Our neighbor, you know…the man way down at the end
he’s shoveling everyone’s sidewalks.
Yes, that’s exactly what he did.
One after another
including the walk up to everyone’s house.
In a world that so often thinks only of itself
it is refreshing to see another indication
that there are still people
that look out on life
This humble man
who quietly slipped back into his house when he was done,
set the bar high for others.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
And I love these words—
1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
being broken for others.
Visions come to mind of Another
broken bread and poured out wine.
Giving with no thought of receiving back.
Love in action
on ordinary days when no one is even looking.
Open my eyes, Lord,
and help me to see what I can do today.
Let’s move into our world one step at a time
living out the Message of hope and love.
Will you join me?