May 6, 2019

“The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:31

Prom is a wonderful experience for students. It is a special time where friends share in a wonderful meal, dress to the nines and dance the night away. When eleven friends began their night at Ted’s Bulletin for dinner, they experienced an unexpected joy.

While the students were settling in for their dinner, another woman was setting at her regular table. She noticed the group of prom goers. She called over their server, and with a smile, told him that the students could have anything they wanted, and she would be covering the bill. This was truly a wonderful gift to the young students at the beginning of their special night.

After their dinner was over, the young students approached the lady and asked if they could take their picture with her. They offered their gratitude. In return, the lady offered the young students a kind word. She told the students, “Remember, you are beautiful on the inside and out.” The students were blessed by her generosity and kindness.

Kindness is a gift to be shared. The students and this generous patron were sharing the restaurant. Each could have had a wonderful time, but when kindness was shared, the night became a blessing for everyone in the restaurant. This is what it means to be a neighbor. Neighbors are kind and generous and care for one another. They share with one another so that all can be blessed.

Rev. Keith King, Online Campus Pastor