Many of you may have seen this picture posted on Facebook several months ago.
I know it’s no longer current events, but its message is still very much alive and current. Besides, I consider it quite refreshing. Just look they have coats on! We all could use a little refreshment about now on these hot summer days. 🙂
It was taken on March 1st of this year by Officer Eric Gaines. He was patrolling the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. He came across a homeless man on the ground with a teenager knelt down beside him. To the officer this was a crime scene caught red handed. A possible mugging or robbery. To the teen it was simply an opportunity to share God’s love. A prayer.
Once Officer Gaines realized his assessment of the scene was totally and completely wrong, he snapped this picture and shared it with the world.
This picture received over 32,000 shares within the first few days it was posted. Needless to say, the photo has been a source of smiles for millions of people from all over the world.
It’s gone viral.
When’s the last time you got caught doing something red handed?
Something good. 🙂
Let’s all stop looking for the negative and start catching others doing something good. And snap a picture of it. And go viral. 🙂 Or better yet! Be that person getting caught doing something good! What a better place this world would be. Not to mention Facebook. 😉
Thank you Officer Gaines for posting this picture. ♡ Thanks more to the teen in the orange jacket for stopping and seizing the moment. Lifting up the life of another human being to God. (Hey I went to OSU, you gotta love anyone wearing an orange jacket! 🙂 )
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Love and laughter,