Here’s a little story of goodness to counteract my smarminess post.
While living up near Seattle (in Auburn) I ran into 3 lovely Indian ladies who needed a ride to the Sea-Tac international airport in Seattle.
It was a few hours before their flight so I asked them if they’d like to get something to eat – my treat of course. Not knowing their taste in food I stopped by a buffet style restaurant which was along the way. We had a very nice lunch together.
I’d like to thank these 3 charming ladies from India for showing me the true essence of the Christian spirit. They told me several stories from their motherland. One of the ladies woke up early on a particular morning to see her neighbor moving the rocks over one foot to increase his property size. These rocks are a dividing line between the 2 houses. Where she lives rocks are laid out instead of fences and are used to establish property lines. She went out after he was done and moved them over another foot in his favor which gave him 2 extra feet. The man saw this and came out of his house saying “What are you doing, why are you moving the rocks?” She said “You took one foot, I’m giving you another.“
On another occasion one of the ladies heard someone in her kitchen. The three teenage boys in the kitchen heard her coming and ran out having stolen her table top radio (similar to boom box). They left so fast the power cord pulled free and was left hanging out of the socket. She chased after them and gave them the power cord saying “It doesn’t have any batteries and won’t work without this.”
As we drove to the airport the more prominent lady said to me, “You will be a great man one day.“
I’m not exactly sure why she was impressed by me in this way, but feel quite certain I was the one more impressed by her. And… greatness still eludes me.