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Tie One On

Leslie Brown

Somehow these days, the mundane is exceptional, and the ordinary extraordinary. Gage Boucher was literally “just doing his job” at a Publix grocery store when he saw a need.

Keith Kiel of Ormond, Florida was at a Publix grocery store, when he witnessed the small, kind gesture. Maybe kind gestures are all the more beautiful these days in a world far too often racked by hate and violence. Keith saw a grocery stocker neatly merchandising, when he stopped to tie an elderly man’s shoes who was struggling with the task.

Sheesh, nowadays it’s practically photo-worthy to get a picture of a young worker simply doing their job; much less to momentarily focus on another person, not relevant to their task at hand. Gage saw the elderly gentleman struggling to tie a shoe, so he squatted down and not only tied the one shoe, but tied the other one as well.

Gage’s mama done taught him right. You see, when we start judging, we stop being a servant. If we can purge the judgement of others out of our lives, we can look to serve everyone. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)

Squatting down on the floor is not exactly the most elegant of positions, it’s a humbling one in fact. But we are told,

And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:27-28 (NKJV)

The “Me Generation” has bred, and it has not been pretty. Whatever generation we are, we can choose to become an “Others Generation”, because it’s all about the others.

tying shoe

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