Being Living Epistles

Many times, I think we go through our days wrapped up in what we have to accomplish, getting tasks and errands done, working, and we’re not aware of how visible we are to others. We know other people are around us because we interact with them but we’re so focused on getting through our day, accomplishing our goals, we tend to lose sight of how they see us.


This was brought home to me at the recent Kenneth Copeland Believer’s Convention in Fort Worth.


I helped a friend who, as the result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, was confined to a wheelchair. Thankfully, this is a temporary thing as his healing fully manifests. I knew his wife would be working for part of the convention and I offered to help him. I loaded and unloaded his chair from his car, wheeled him to the section reserved for those in wheelchairs and anywhere else he needed or wanted to go. When his family couldn’t be with him during services, I sat with him.


I saw this as me helping a friend. It’s what friends do. And it gave me the opportunity to be with him, to fellowship, to joke around. I know he’d do the same for me.


About half-way through the convention, one of the ministry staff people came up to me and said “You’re a good man.” I know I must have looked confused and startled. He said, “I’ve been watching you take care of your friend. You’re a good man.”


The Lord touched my heart that day. I wasn’t looking to be noticed by others. I was only looking to help my friend. But my behavior touched others I wasn’t even aware were watching and ministered to them.


“Be ye living epistles…” (2 Cor. 3:2,3)

10 Responses to Being Living Epistles

  1. DiAnn Mills July 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Always outstanding!

  2. Sonny Primo July 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm #


    That is an awesome picture of what Saint Francis of Assisi once said, “We much preach the gospel always, and if neccesary, use words.”

    Thank you for sharing.


  3. Henry July 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Thank you. Saint Francis was part of my growing up Catholic. Over the years, I’ve learned (tried to practice) that people are touched when they see our actions match our words.

  4. Henry July 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Thank you, DiAnn. Coming from you, that means a lot.

  5. Dorothy Ward-Winters July 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    The child on the playground imitates his parents. Your children will have the same generous spirit you have, because you care, and your actions show it.

  6. Henry July 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Thank you, Dorothy.

  7. Carla Wicks July 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm #


    You have put in consise terms a simple life lesson that we all need a daily dose of as we run through hectic days. I am glad to call you friend also.


  8. Henry July 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    Thank you, Carla

  9. Isidore Edokobi July 27, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    I Love to read words like this.Keep on the good work.Little deeds of kindness,little words of love………

  10. Henry July 28, 2011 at 2:29 am #

    Thank you, Isidore

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