Wednesday, 2 November 2011

People Are Watching You!


  Davis and I took the train into Plymouth today to get a few essentials. Still readjusting to the stores closing at 5:00PM here.  It was a cracking day and hard to believe it was Nov 1st. We have had good services these 4 weeks we have been back. The people remained faithful and we definitely see some growth in the spiritual lives thanks to the efforts of the men who spelled us.

  One of the most amazing and unexpected things we have encountered since returning is the number of people who have asked where we have been. These are not people whom we are particularly close to but just the people we encounter as we daily live our lives in the community. Kent spent 90 minutes at the gym today and only worked out for about 45 because several people came up and inquired where he had been. This story has repeated itself numerous times and has reinforced to us the need to walk circumspectly in the world. Many times we just think we are merely fulfilling the responsibilities of our life and do not even consider the interaction we have with people but over a period of time those people we interact with accept us as part of their life. As part of this acceptance they label us or categorize us based upon how we interact with them. They either like us, tolerate us or dislike us. Without even trying or even being conscious about it, we have made an impression on their life. The question then becomes whether it is a good impression or not.

  We may think that we are not noticed and are anonymous in our dealings but it is not true. The people who touch are lives each and every day are watching and noticing.

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