. . . but doesn’t share well

October 23, 2014


It was bizarre.  The other day I was working at the office annex (Tims), that wasn’t the bizarre part, when I noticed an older gentleman reading his morning newspaper.  That wasn’t bizarre either, but after he finished each page he tore it in half and put it in a pile.  That was bizarre.  Most people read their newspaper in the coffee shop and if they don’t take it with them they leave it for the next person.  When he was finished his breakfast he got up and threw his decimated paper in the trash & not even in the paper recycle bin, but the trash.
I’ve actually seen the same gentleman a number of mornings and his routine is always the same: read a page, tear it in half and then throw it out.  It wouldn’t cost him an extra nickel to leave his paper for someone else, and yet he goes out of his way to make sure someone else doesn’t get to enjoy what he has paid for.
We might think that is petty but how often do we do the same thing with all that God has given us?  Regardless of what “it” is, I’m pretty sure that God expects us to leave some of “it” for the next guy.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.