Judgmental -Now that’s putting your foot..er cookie? in your mouth!

21 04 2012

Have you ever desired to be a little kinder? It’s no stretch of the imagination to think that we all have.

The following are snippets from a story that I read in a book by Carolyn Mahaney. It’s riot of a story, and makes its’ point

powerfully. Bien provecho!

A woman was waiting at an airport one night,

She hunted for a book in the airport shop,

bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book, but happened to see,

that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be,

grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between, Which she tried to ignore, to avoid a scene.

She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,

thinking, if I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye!

When only one was left, she wondered what he’d do.

With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh,

he took the cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other.

She snatched it from him and thought, Oh brother,

this guy has some nerve and he’s also rude.

Why, he didn’t even show any gratitude!

She boarded the plane and sank in her seat,

then sought her book, which was almost complete.

As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise:

there were her cookies in front of her eyes.

If mine are here, she moaned with despair,

Then the others were his and he tried to share!

How often I am quick to judge, to assume the worst of a person.

Why not instead seek to encourage, be kind and generous towards other?

Phil 2:3