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You could savor the tender loving care

Yesterday I passed one of our employees in the kitchen who was very carefully lining up slices of bread on a metal sheet pan, and she was so concentrating on getting them just right, I said: “You do that with such care, I would think they are your babies!!”  She replied: “Yes, I am very careful.  I know that someone will be eating these, and I like to think that if I were eating them, I’d like them to be right and not just thrown together.  If I appreciate good food, I know others do too.”

It was in her voice

I learned last week that “John,” one our guests of CSK was in the hospital and near death with the COVID-19 virus and underlying conditions.  He had put my name down as an emergency contact.  Had I not been listed for contact, I’d have never known.

Checking up on you

I was checking up on a friend in Wisconsin who is 102 and is carefully watching her situation at home while her nephew delivers food and necessities.  She is a marvelous person.  When I called, she said, “I should be checking up on YOU.  And how are you doing?”  After that intro, she went on to say, “Isn’t it wonderful how a time like this brings out the best in people?”  I said, “Yes, both the best and the worst (thinking of the scammers out there), and she replied, “Yes, but more so the best.”  How could I argue with a woman who has been around for more than a century?!!  So, I was thinking of the best, and two examples came to mind.  Here they are:

The Ministry of Accompaniment

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:15-16).