“Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one.” -unknown
You have probably heard the phrase “pay it forward”. It is a wonderful act of kindness and a neat way to make someone’s day. What you may not know is, this act has been going on way before it became a tagline. It has been going on since the beginning of time. However, you did not hear about it as often because we did not have social media, news was only shown in your home town and the World was round. (This is a reference to a book “The World is Flat”)
The other thing about this act of kindness that has changed is, it was done discretely, without drawing attention to their self and normally without being seen. It was a personal sacrifice to help someone in need or someone who was struggling.
Now, I am not saying that the “pay it forward” in a drive-thru is not a great thing; It is. But the act of “paying it forward” is more than a monetary value.
Challenge yourself this week, to step out of your comfort zone. Try an act of kindness, that is more than buying someone’s meal, when they are already in line to pay.
Lets build our community outreach beyond our Drive-thru ministries. Let this be the starting point. The possibilities are endless. Use your imagination and see where we can grow from there.
God gave the ultimate gift of Paying it forward with giving us his son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.