It doesn’t sound so hard does it? I mean, all you have to do is say thank you. But what if what you have received is more than a free lunch? What if someone paid your rent for a month? What if someone took care of your cell phone bill for an entire year? What if someone made your car payment for a year?
Is that normal?
Is that reasonable?
Who does that?
If you were faced with a scenario like this, would you be tempted to say ‘No thank you!’? Would you be too proud to accept the gift, even though you really needed it? Or what about all of the other people in the world that need it even more than you, I mean, you live in America – how bad could it really be?
What are you supposed to do if something like this happens?
I guess some people would say ‘no thanks’ out of pride, some would say ‘no thanks’ out of humility, some would burst out in tears in thankfulness, and others may just be jaw dropped speechless not knowing what to say.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” – Luke