Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Good Lesson Terry.
It reminds me of what happened on the way to church Sunday.
There's a "men's" homeless shelter a few miles from us. It's not uncommon to see some of these men trying to hitch a ride the country road close by after being kicked out for drunkenness or being high on drugs. (Sunday morning was one of those mornings.)
A man saw us coming and stood in the middle of the road trying to get us to stop. I almost had to go on the "opposite" shoulder to avoid hitting him. My son ask me why I didn't stop to give him a ride. I told him that some other time I might. But, he look high of "salts"; besides we didn't have any room in the car unless someone wanted to sit in his lap.
Anyway, I was concerned about the man. So, I reported him to an LEO friend of mine. (I didn't want to call 911 because drunk or high people walking down the road just aren't a high priority.)
My friend called his CO. who was on duty. I found out after church that this man was found unconscious beside the road. He was rushed to the hospital and I haven't heard anything since.
I have had several addicts & ex-cons in my life that I've helped get back on their feet. Some have even lived with us for a short time. We can't help everyone we meet in such a big way. But, I do think most of us can do more than we think; as long as we are willing to step out of our comfort zone and see others through the eyes of Christ.