Friday, August 10, 2012

through the crease


picture by Kris



Today, my husband and I went on our weekly date.Mexican food in a clean,quiet place in the next town over and then to Goodwill for books at a dollar each.Stop me!!

"When is human nature so weak as in a bookstore ?"Henry Ward Beecher."When the books are used and a dollar each."Sharon Graham.

As I filled my cart with  tomes by Somerset Maugham,Paul Tillich and two others,a woman approached my husband and I heard her ask for money so she could buy the big black leather tote in her hand that she would use to carry her Bibles.He declined and I followed him to the next aisle and asked to borrow a dollar to give her as my purse was home.He relented and I went back,patted her bag and told her to enjoy her find.She hugged me,blessed me and joyfully went on her way.With a frown, he later told me that he saw her asking others for money.Did she need more for the bag or was it all a scam?Did she indeed have Bibles that she wanted to carry and give away as part of what God was asking of her?Who knows.But this I do know: what he was asking of me.

The other day,my young friend Kris, posted on Facebook about an incident in a store in Atlanta.A woman in her eighties came in,looking very upset and frassled asking for driving directions to Clairmont Road.Kris'
first thought was: she shouldn't be driving.But then she stepped through the crease in the universe and told the woman to follow her as she would lead her there in her car.When you have slipped through the crease,the air is bright ,glittering silver.You have gone to a place beyond intellect and flesh,a realm of spirit.And the spirit responds with joy so much so that you have to share it on Facebook.

This is why Scripture says:"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."It's for you....to show you what the crease is like......

I gave Kris an angel a while back.It sits on her bookcase in her bright living room.She's had it long enough that she doesn't notice it anymore but this day,she saw it again.Was that smile new?

5 comments:

Connie said...

BROAD SMILE...

kris spikes said...

Thank you for sharing my story. It did feel quite good to perform a good deed...so much so I thought about seeking volunteer opportunities.

And yes, I still see my angel you gave me and smile. :)

Missy said...

Remember that day I got lost coming to your house? I stopped in this little convenience store to ask how to get back to the highway. I was a little short white woman in a crowd of large muscular black men. The guy working there told me the way and I walked out feeling very out of place, but one of them came out behind me and he said "You follow me and I'll take you there. Just follow me." So I did and he took me right there and gave me a point and a wave when I needed to turn and he was going on straight. What a nice man in an unexpected place and time. All we can do is give-we are not responsible for what the receiver does with the gift.

sharon graham said...

Wow,great comment ,Missy...you didn't tell me that at the time...so much goodness in the world ....thanks for
sharing...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. A random act of kindness goes a long way. I always try to put myself in the shoes of those seeking assistance. Once again, your story has inspired.