Went out for a smoke break.
I work for the Episcopal Diocese of MN. Recently we welcomed new neighbors into our building, the Resource Center for Episcopal Community Services. They used to be housed in St. Mark’s Cathedral, but for a variety of reasons, have now moved up the hill to be with us. The Resource Center is a place where people can come and get lunches, bus tokens, and a variety of other helps for people in need or transition.
So, I was headed out for my smoke break. Two gentlemen were leaving the resource center. The first went just ahead of me, the second was behind me by about 45 secnds. The first guy said quietly and under his breath, looking down at the brown bag lunch he had just received, "thank you Jesus." The second man, came out to join his friend, bag in hand and gave me a *tsk,tsk,tsk* as I lit up. I responded with, "yea, I know."
I wonder if I do.
Do I really know what a blessing it is to have food in my belly everyday? Do I really know how much I am harming my body, my temple, by filling it with pollutants every day? Do I really know how much God entrusts me with by giving me my health and my body to use as a gift and blessing to God’s creation and people?
Something to chew on today. Thank you Jesus.