Today i was hanging out in Whistler Public Library scrolling through a book called The Kindness of Strangers I really can’t say much about the book because i read the preface and a page of a story and went on my computer. However it seemed to have a link to my life lately.
It may have seemed over the last few months that i dropped off the face of the planet in terms of writing, faith, and friendships. I could simply say i’m… adjusting, but really i don’t have an absolute clue.
What does this have to do with the Kindness of Strangers? well, i’ve been doubtful of God lately, not his existence ( I get to see epic views of his creation everyday) but of his involvement, if he has a plan and what his plan is. Today the Kindness of two strangers led me to buy a bible ( I purposely left mine in Ontario) , a journal, a layman’s book of philosophy and back to seeking answers. Here’s the story:
There is an incredible women named Grace Cabral, who is the mother of an incredible man named Josh Cabral. Josh goes to the bible college I dropped out of. One day Grace was driving on the highway and decided to pick up an German hitch hiker named Micheal. Grace was a stranger that was kind to Micheal.
Now months later I’m in Whistler and Micheal is Whistler and through faith, or coincidence I’m renting a room for two weeks from the guy. At the end of our meet and greet i mention payment of the room to him and he simply mentions Grace and her act of kindness and how i can stay in the room for free!… The Kindness of a Stranger .
I spent the summer at Freedom House who was huge into kindness, and it being an act of love, leading to God. I mean I’m still not sure at this point about anything.
But all i know today, is that the Kindness of one stranger, led to another stranger, led to me no longer being complacent about faith and bigger things.
I’m not saying i’ve got it all figured out, I’m not saying I’m not a christian anymore. I believe, i just don’t know how the belief is playing out in my day to day life and choices.
So there it is, I’m also back to writing , committing to doing a once a week article. It’s important to pursue passions, even in seasons you don’t feel like it.
Be Kind my friends, you never know what will come out of it.