October 15, 2016
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?—Micah 6:8
While driving up the gravel road to Ginny’s house, I noticed a young man in the well house, intently working away. Ginny was an aging widow who had lived and raised her children on a family farm. Her children now had children of their own and were spread across different cities. After visiting awhile on the porch, I asked Ginny about the young man. It turned out that Randall was a mountain neighbor still living at home and dealing with some level of autism.
Later I greeted him and he returned my greeting even as he continued working on the well pump. I asked him what he was doing, and he replied that he was “making it right.” I said, “What, you mean the pump?” Randall responded, “Everything.”
I still do not know what Randall had in mind with his response, but it does make me wonder just how much can be made right through one simple action of helping a neighbor.
Today, what one simple action of kindness might you do to make the world right for a neighbor?
Rev. Steven Willis, Interim Pastor, Collierstown Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Virginia
Today’s Focus: Shenandoah Presbytery
Let us join in prayer for:
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Let us pray
God of justice, set the world aright with your loving-kindness. Help me to be a part. Amen.