Practical Application of text: Treat a stranger to a meal
Today's Scriptural Reference:
2Samuel 9:1 " David asked, "Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?" NIV
Just imagine that David is wanting to show kindness towards someone in the family of his no. 1 enemy King Saul. Whoever the family member would be, they'd be a complete stranger to David. I think it would be just as hard to show kindness to a stranger as it would be towards our enemy. Whatever the case may be, kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit which we should cultivate on a daily basis. Here is a practical application of kindness I would like to share with you.
A few years ago when living in Dallas, I heard about this phenomenol idea someone came up with for showing kindness to total strangers and the idea seemed to spread like wildfire in the metroplex. The person would go through the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant. When the order taker asked for their order, they would inform them to put the tab of the next person behind them or in front of them if they hadn't paid yet, on them. They would just say, The tab's on me. You can imagine the response of the person on the receiving end! What a great idea! Bottom line: simply treat others as you would like to be treated , with KINDNESS...whether friend, foe or stranger.