Dare to Look Stupid

I bought a coffee and read my book at McDonalds while I waited for my car’s oil change.

The elderly fellow across the way looked rather bedraggled, tired and maybe even lonely..

He stared blankly at the TV screen, his eyes full of confusion and hopelessness. And it came to me to buy him a meal. Seriously, God? He might just be a guy taking a break from work, not a reject from the homeless shelter! What if I look really stupid doing this?

I’ll save you the rest of my whining. Needless to say, I bought the meal.

I put on my dark glasses, took the food around the corner to his table; sat the tray down in front of him and beat it to the door. I did catch the questioning look of surprise as I scooted.

I just pray he saw Jesus in it some how…even if they end up laughing at his dinner table tonight; making jokes about having to dress better in a fast food place.

You see, I just couldn’t take the chance of it not being God’s instructions. I’d rather look stupid.

 God sticks his head out of heaven. He looks around. He’s looking for someone not stupid— one man, even, God-expectant, just one God-ready woman. (Psalm 14:2, MSG)

Prayer – Father give us the grace to look stupid in everyone’s eyes but yours…Amen

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