“I’m one of those”

I’m one of those….. I said

Those what? He asked.

Those people who look fine, I said

Well, that’s good, he said

Isn’t it? I asked

In some ways, it is, I suppose…… I wondered

If I look fine, then people will treat me like I’m fine.

I think that’s good? I asked myself….

But wait, he said

If you look fine and they treat you fine, aren’t you missing the point? He said

What point? I looked at him quizzically.

The point of life, he said

Life that pleases God, he said

What is the point of life? I said

What do you think the point of life is? He tossed the question back at me

Hmmm….. Can you give me a clue? I asked

It’s got three actions in it – straight out of the Bible, He said

I need more to go on than that, I said.

How about I’ll give you the actions and you fill in the rest? He said

Okay, I’m in.

The first one is Act
The second one is Love
The third one is Walk

He said and then sat back, took a sip of his coffee and waited.

Oh, I get it…..

Act Justly – right? I said.

He smiled and nodded.

Love mercy?

Yep

Walk Humbly?

Yep – but walk with who? He asked

Look it up in the Bible, he said.

A light dawns in my brain.

“Act Justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” I said, with a big smile on my face.

Micah 6:8

A road map for life.

Simple to read.

Hard to do.

Tom

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