André Grandin a bus driver has been receiving tons of praise and love for an action he never saw as extraordinary… it’s part of a mindset, a “heavenly culture” that has long been forgotten in this self satisfying world.
Matthew 25: 34 says, come take your inheritance:
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
While driving his bus in Sweden, André Grandin noticed a 10-year-old girl crying on the side of the road. So he did want any normal human being with a beating heart of flesh would do. He stopped his bus with his passengers sitting there and went to talk to the crying girl who turned out to be little Emilia Behrendtz.
Witnessing this from behind the window of the bus, Emma Gustaffsson snapped the picture, unsure of what they were talking about. After a few minutes, he stepped back into the bus, took his seat, and started driving down his route as if nothing had happened.
As the story unfolded and the image was put on Twitter, it turned out that Emilia was being bullied.
In this world that we have built up for ourselves it is the rule of the jungle where the strongest, meanest, most selfish, are the ones who survive while the poor, the weak, the widow, the orphan, the lame, the sick are left for dead… this is the norm. So when one reads about a person who defies our culture it really seems extraordinary and out of this world when in fact we were created to be instruments of love, creativity, kindness, gentleness, discernment and goodness by our Father God.
It’s so easy to laugh. It’s so easy to hate. It takes strength to be gentle and kind.