Experiences of Life
The Word of Life Project is an initiative for 2012 to not only read the word of life and put it into practice,
but to share the real-life results of doing so. This collection of testimonials is meant to encourage all of
us to pick up the word of life, read it, live it and share it. Stay tuned for an experience submission form!
|One thing led to another!|
|Written by C.M.|
|Thursday, May 24, 2012|
One evening in January, I arrived at the airport and began the two hour trip home. It was dinnertime so at a drive-through restaurant I got some coffee, a cheeseburger and fries.
I drove on, happy to have something to eat and drink. When I stopped at a red light, I noticed a woman standing in the dark under a bus shelter not far from my car. It was well below freezing--about ten degrees — and this woman was bundled up so that only her eyes were exposed. Trying to stay warm, she was moving up and down on her feet next to a grocery cart filled with belongings. The words of Jesus came to my mind: "You saw me hungry and you gave me no food," and "Whatever you did to the least of my brothers you did also to me." As I glanced at the traffic signal, the thought came to me that I could give her my warm cheeseburger and fries. There were cars behind me and beside me, so I quickly rolled down my window, leaned over and, extending the sack of food, I asked her, "Would you like this?" The woman nodded, came over, took it from me, and said, "Thank you!" Before the light turned green, I had just enough time to say "Have a nice evening, dear," and to roll up the window.
I thought about buying more food, but decided not to stop again. I drove directly home.
As I entered my kitchen, I was surprised to discover that my husband had prepared dinner, a dinner I would not have been hungry for had I eaten!
I shared this experience with a friend who said, "An act of love allowed you to love your husband by eating his dinner! An act of love led to an act of love!"