“The Person I was at that Moment wasn’t as Good as the Person I’d Been Judging”

On 27 September 2013, Lucy Luginbill posted a story in the Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Washington) about a good deed that was a lesson for Kathy Blevins, who lives in Apple Valley, California, was in a hurry and was annoyed because of being stuck in a non-moving line at a grocery store. One of the things that added to her annoyance was two 30-something women who dressed, in her opinion, flamboyantly, and who talked loudly. Ms. Blevins said, “I caught myself being ugly.” She was thinking to herself, “How can you dress that way and talk like that?” The line had stopped because a young mother holding a toddler was talking to the cashier. Ms. Blevins could not hear what they were saying, but one of the 30-something women in the line ahead of her could. That woman went to the cashier and said, “Can I pay for her groceries?” Ms. Blevins realized, “The person I was at that moment wasn’t as good as the person I’d been judging.” She added, “I believe the Lord used [that moment] to teach me a huge lesson!” That lesson can be found in 1 Samuel 16:7b (New Living Translation): “People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at a person’s thoughts and intentions.” 

For Further Information: Lucy Luginbill, “Surprising good deed brings indelible life lesson.” Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Washington). 27 September 2013


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