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.
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.
A road map for life.
Simple to read.
Hard to do.