Before I share a reading to you, I want to tell you a story… A STORY ABOUT KINDNESS…
Yesterday, I was getting my daily salad at Karn’s… For some reason, the salad bar attendants decided to put the croutons about ten feet from the salad dressing.
After dressing my salad, I put the croutons back where they should be… (ABOVE THE DRESSING)
In comes Larry… HE GRABBED THOSE DAMN CROUTONS AND PUT THEM BACK 10 FEET AWAY… you know, Larry is one of those salad bar attendants. He proceeded to yell at me that the croutons do not belong over the salad dressing. They belong ten feet away.
I DID NOT RESPOND… Here, is a reading for you…
23 So Peter[a] invited them in and gave them lodging.
The next day he got up and went with them, and some of the believers[b]from Joppa accompanied him. 24 The following day they came to Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 On Peter’s arrival Cornelius met him, and falling at his feet, worshiped him. 26 But Peter made him get up, saying, “Stand up; I am only a mortal.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found that many had assembled; 28 and he said to them, “You yourselves know that it is unlawful for a Jew to associate with or to visit a Gentile; but God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without objection. Now may I ask why you sent for me?”
30 Cornelius replied, “Four days ago at this very hour, at three o’clock, I was praying in my house when suddenly a man in dazzling clothes stood before me. 31 He said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon, who is called Peter; he is staying in the home of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’ 33 Therefore I sent for you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. So now all of us are here in the presence of God to listen to all that the Lord has commanded you to say.”