With temps over a hundred degrees, just lugging the large container up the driveway to the house was a chore. Head still shaking, I kept wondering how my deliberate holy moment went wrong.
I don't know about you, but our trash gets stinkier the hotter it gets. We can't get it to the curb soon enough. Unloading the nasty trash must be a really lousy job, especially when temperatures soar to triple digits.
Putting out a cooler with iced bottles of water for the trash crew seemed like a good idea. I put a big note on top telling them the water was for them, but please leave the cooler.
Not as foolproof as I thought: they took the chilled water.... and the the cooler. I didn't expect gratitude, but without the cooler I couldn't leave more water.
After cooling down, literally, I thought about the gesture. What was my motive? If I was trying to share a holy moment, did it matter how the recipient(s) responded?
What do you think, Dear Reader? Have you ever tried to show kindness to someone, and it didn't go quite how you imagined?
What's the goal of holy moments?
Do they provide a scorecard for heaven? Are they tools for teaching obedience? Attempts to assuage our guilt for misdeeds? Or are they intended for a much greater, but much simpler purpose?
What if we pursue holy moments simply to show the love Jesus has shown us?
Dear Reader, how is your holy moment experiment going? I'm always looking for new ways to to share the love of Jesus. Please take a few minutes to let us know how you're pursuing holy moments.