Here’s a story about a guy you’ve never heard of who has quietly helped hold civilization together by little acts of generous goodness:
“People say ‘well what makes you do this?’ Well I remember in the winter time … and my mother came home with no coat. And I looked at my mother and I said ‘mom where’s your coat?’ And she said ‘well somebody else needed it more than I did,’” recalled Smith.
“And I’ll tell you, I never could never ever forget the expression on my mother’s face, she just absolutely glowed when she told me that story.”
Me: I’m hoping to juuuuuust squeek into Purgatory, cuz I’m a jerk. My secret plan is to cultivate relationships with the holy people I know, get them to pray for me, and ride in on their faithfulness. It’s worked before. God’s a sucker for that kind of prayer. He won’t suspect a thing.