Act 9: Streets
How much do you notice when you’re out and about? The walk to work, to school, to the shops can become an adventure in generosity. Step out of your ‘bubble’ and pay attention to the people and places you pass. Spot those opportunities to offer a helping hand, be a friendly face or offer a listening ear.
Choose how you’ll complete today’s act:
Allow extra time and look out for simple ways to be generous – help someone carry a heavy bag, offer directions, acknowledge passers-by, make a note of things you might pray about.
Take a chunk of time to chat to someone you might not usually ‘see’: the street vendor, the window-cleaner, the station attendant, the homeless person who sits in the doorway.
Prepare for an adventure and start to build relationships with the people you meet. Watch 40activist Martin’s story for inspiration.
“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”
(James 2:15–16 NIV)