Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Love thy neighbor' means do your part

Lester Brown was shopping at Wal-Mart in San Antonio, TX, recently. He's a pastor, father-of-five, and a re-entry specialist for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. But that day he had a one-hundred dollar bill in his pocket, which he intended to spend to help someone in need. And suddenly, there she was, right in front of him in the check-out lane.

                                                                                                                      Photo by KENS 5
Sabrina Drude teaches 7th grade at Scobee Middle School.  She was buying spiral notebooks for all her students. The bill came to $97. "I remembered I had this hundred-dollar bill to respond to someone in need, and God said to respond," Brown explained. I paid (her bill) and she started to cry. Then she was going to make me cry, so I looked away." Drude said his generosity "inspired me and so many others to be kinder." Commenting later, Brown said, "I challenge you, whatever it is you can afford, to volunteer at a school, or help a family. 'Love thy neighbor' means do your part."

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