Personal Stories from the Rivers of God's Resources
This story from my friend in Washington, Rev. Chuck Wilkes. Thanks Chuck for being a 'River'. - Mark
I met a guy today, in line at the grocery store. I met him on purpose because I went looking for him (well, not him specifically but someone like him). He was in front of me in the checkout line, sitting quietly in one of the scooter carts, leaning against the conveyor next to his groceries. From the back he looked tired. When I got behind him the checker in the "approximately 12 items" line tried to get me to move to her line; I told her I couldn't move over, I had something to do in the line I was in. I told the clerk to bag my order separately from the guy in the scooter but that I would pay for both. She started crying and the guy in the scooter said, "I fought in Vietnam for two years and I thought nobody cared". We exchanged names and I told him I cared, gave him a blessing and sent him on his way. I'm fully prepared to compare the joy of my "it cost me $50" gift to all the gifts you're going to get on Christmas Day. I'll win hands down!
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