Talking to strangers
My mother always told me not to talk to strangers. As a child, this was a good thing. With the growth of social media, our connections to humans have become based on follows, likes, and emojis. We are connecting to thousands of people through our devices. Unfortunately, I believe we are losing a very vital part of the human experience. Community. Social media is not real community, though, is it? I see young people with their heads down and eyes glued to their screens, never making eye contact with those around. Air pods in the ears. We can sit in a crowded cafe and never connect with a human being.
I love talking to strangers. I know it's not easy for introverts. I know it can be a terrifying event. I also believe it's something we MUST do in order to reconnect the rat of connecting. We need to push ourselves to open up a stream of words that draws in another human being into our space. Try it. Start by simply asking your grocery check out employee what their plans are for the weekend. Instead of paying at the pump, got pay the cashier for your gas. Or, if you're like me, go hand out with the homeless and take someone to lunch or for coffee. Want to hear more about that? Subscribe to the Fit For The Kingdom Podcast and see how by doing that, you can be Jesus to someone, and someone can be Jesus to you.