The other evening I made a run to a local store. As I parked I noticed an elderly woman making her way across the parking lot with her cart.
It was obvious that any help that would be offered to her would be a benefit.
But help was not offered by me. I did not want to be bothered.
Fortunately, not everyone felt this way.
As I made my way, walking across the parking lot to the entrance I saw another woman walk over to her. She offered the older woman help in putting her purchases into her car. This woman was an example to me.
I am ashamed to share this event, I did not do the right thing.
I did not offer help to another that would have only taken a minute or two. I was selfish.
I am not proud of my lack of action, but I share it as a reminder to myself. I share it in hope that it might stir your heart to help another person who could use just a minute of your time.
The words I think about at this moment are: ‘Evil triumphs when good people do nothing.’
Lord, forgive me.