This morning I was glad to learn that our sanitation people were actually running, even though it is Thanksgiving.
We are the people who from time to time forget to put the trash can on the road and therefore last week we didn’t get rid of our trash….sigh!
As I saw the guys from the trash company drive up I realized that those poor guys had to work on Thanksgiving and I felt bad for actually being excited that they did…yes I know a bit of a contradiction there but if you think on it a minute you get the point.
I hurried inside to grab a pecan pie, rushed back to the road in hopes to catch the workers before taking off in that big truck of theirs. It so happened that our neighbor obviously did not realize the trash would be picked up and left his trash can in front of the house instead of the end of the driveway. One of the sanitation workers actually jumped out of the truck and ran up to the house to grab the can and roll it to the truck. It was so sweet, for all he cared he could have left it there but he had heart enough to go and get it.
I walked up to him and gave him that pecan pie, which was small and I almost felt ashamed to give it to him. But not only did he receive it with great thanks and a hug , the guy started dancing and singing right there in the road. It made me and Dustin laugh and gave us such great joy that we are still talking about it.
Some of us might count these guys as less fortunate because in society’s eyes they don’t make much money and let’s face it, don’t really have a glorious job. But are they really less fortunate or are we just discarding them as insignificant?
Often we take advantage of things and yes people too. These guys had all the right in the world for bad attitude, having to work on this beautiful Thanksgiving day. But they rejoiced in the street over a pecan pie.
Let’s make sure we do not fit the category of snobby folks who look down on anybody without a suit and tie. In God’s eyes none of us are insignificant or worthless. We all are loved by him and only by sharing love with EVERYONE we give Christ to the world.By his spirit we overcome and by his spirit we should be led…everyday!
It is easy to love those whom are easy to love. But having to get out of our comfort zone and dig deeper into the agape kind of love source is hard,but that is where we need to be. And if we can get that prioritized, then more of us can rejoice with trash and pecan pie.