Love in Walmart

As I was driving to Wal-Mart today, I was wondering if I acted the same way at Wal-Mart as I do on Sunday morning. I thought about how at church I usually say hello to most people walking past. I offer hugs and prayers to those who are hurting. I smile and say good morning. I help mothers find their way to their kids classes. I am pretty loving on Sunday morning.

When I go to Wal-Mart, I have a list in hand and try to get my stuff as quickly as possible. I manuever through aisles and glide past slower shoppers. I sigh when someone pulls out in front of me. I huff at the long lines. Β I am not so loving.

Loving in Wal-MartΒ = Fail.

I am not the same on Sunday morning as I am on Monday morning.

I wonder if we just began to love others at Wal-Mart on Monday morning what a difference for the kingdom it would make. I wonder if we smiled and said hello to those around us, would it brighten their day?

I am pretty sure if we acted loving at Wal-Mart, it would be obvious to those we encounter that there is something different about us.

John 13:135 “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

P.S One thing I have started to try to do each time I check out at Wal-Mart if to offer to buy the checker a drink. I try to go to the same few checkers and am starting to build a small relationship with a few of them. Yes, even at Wal-Mart.



8 thoughts on “Love in Walmart

  1. Kasey, with our new move, it out us closer to a different Wal Mart, and Mark and I were commenting on how we could maybe have a better attitude and enjoy this one, like a fresh start. This gives me a whole new perspective on looking at it! Bless you and praise God for giving me what I needed today!

  2. You are so right! Personally I avoid Wal Mart like the plague, one must flee from temptation πŸ™‚ still, I have bought my checkers at Kroger and Brookshires drink! They are always so surprised and happy. I struggled with this concept speaking to my insurance company today, I was NOT Sunday minded!

  3. Well, since I don’t cross the threshold at WalMart, I guess I don’t have to do this. HA! HA! HA! I suppose you’ll tell me some spiritual thing about how it’s the principal of the matter, not the store I frequent. JK. Great post and a good reminder about how we interact with ALL people. πŸ™‚

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