I was in Costco today, the land of giant portions and a high population density. I had TJ with me and he quickly figured out how to wiggle out of the shopping cart seatbelt. And he was quite smug about that. So all you moms and dads know what comes next. I get to carry him around with one arm and lug the shopping cart with the other, perhaps my favorite activity in all of momming. A gentleman walks by.
“Oh hey, if you give me $10 I’ll push your cart for you.”
Me: “Let me ask you a question before I answer yours. Are trying to earn some money today or are you trying to be kind? Answer that for yourself honestly and then I will answer the first question.”
I am in no way judging this man. The shame that I felt is the shame that others feel when I choose my own agenda over kindness and most often, my family gets the brunt of it. Thank you sir for that reminder. Let us choose some extravagant kindness today and push someone’s cart through the aisles of Costco.
21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.