When you cancel and are blessed by the response

Mobile blogging. Just when you thought you were safe because I’m not near my computer…

I’ve already had an interesting morning. Up earlier than usual so I could go to the place where I’d booked my car in for some work. I allowed 30 minutes to get across town and needed just 7 because it seems that nobody else needed to be out that early.

I wanted to get there promptly because I needed to ask if I could cancel the booking for several reasons you don’t need to be bothered about. I didn’t simply want to fail to turn up or do it on the phone to be told that I had to fulfil my side of the contract and turn up late.

When a man from the garage turned up I spoke to him and explained that I’d come to apologize and ask if I could cancel. He was somewhat taken aback. He said that people often cancel but I got the impression that few turn up in person to apologize.

Two short thoughts: what a shame that he was surprised; and his response oozed grace. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Christians constantly surprised people and exceeded expectations (extra mile and all that). And wouldn’t it be brilliant if people blogged about how full of grace their local churches are. Of course the churches are the people, so it starts with us…

Be blessed, be a blessing.

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