Taking public transportation may not sound like a big deal if you live in urban cities, in those it may be totally normal and acceptable. However, for me, it was a step out of my comfort zone.
I actually started riding the bus about a week before Radical 7even began. I use to drive my roommate’s car to and from work but.when her schedule changed, I decided I would take the bus instead of having to ask a friend to drop me off. I wanted to know that I could get myself to work on my own.
I have to say when I first walked to the bus stop and sat down, I felt naked. Here I was sitting on a bus bench, which is a bright shade of blue, with my work uniform on, no shades, no big hat to hide my face. Here I was out in the open where any passerby could see me. I felt nervous and slightly ashamed…here I was a person waiting on the bus. On my first day, the Lord sent 4 strangers to the bus stop, it didn’t matter that they were in their own world, I felt less alone.
On the following weeks that I have ridden the bus, I have met a guy who had recently got out of federal prison, a lady who was trying to.raise her grandchild to be educated and God fearing, and a bus driver who seems to have taken a liking to me (smh). I.don’t feel out of place as I thought I would..these are the people who I feel drawn to help, in some way.
This experience has allowed me to see how Blessed I am for the life that I have. Even though I don’t have all the luxuries of life I am still blessed beyond measure.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. ~Proverbs 3:34