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Lunch Time's Lesson

Lunch Time's Lessons

Amid the halls of a busy hospital, packed school, or humming office, the words “I’ll skip lunch today” can often be heard.  Many of us work right on through once in a while if not regularly, no matter what job we’re in.


On Thursdays in our office, always busy with the end of the work week approaching, I’d hear the sound of our volunteer Ruth’s footsteps and know that extra help had arrived. “Good morning!” she’d say with a beautiful smile.  After a few hours of helping out in the office, she’d ask, “Are you going to the cafeteria today?  The chocolate frozen yogurt is the best.”  Over sandwiches arose conversations of family, kids, work and life.  Her wisdom from years of teaching first and second graders was boundless, and her energy resonated around her.  


Ruth’s help and companionship taught me that God somehow fills in the blanks that others have left.  It’s these special people who may be in our lives just for a season, but what they taught lives on.  If Ruth had her way, we'd all enjoy lunch every day.  So take some time out, and never rush so much that you miss savoring what’s on the plate in front of you.








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