What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.
Jane Austen, Emma (vol. II, ch. 4)
Here’s how that looks in action.
Pink was in concert and stopped in the middle of a song to comfort a little girl crying in the audience. She did it in her own style, she did it without calling undue attention to herself – which is hard to do in front of a few thousand people who are all there for the sole purpose of seeing just you – and she focused on the girl and gave her the encouragement she needed. (If you haven’t clicked on the video, please do. I’ll wait.) As this article says, the girl was too shy to come up and receive Pink’s treats herself, but you can see her at the bottom edge of the video when Pink tells her, “You look beautiful.”
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:10.)
When is the last time you acted on the opportunity to help someone you didn’t know?
When is the last time someone did this for you?
[This post is from the 2013 archives.]