When You Love Your Community
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud1 Corinthians 13:4— NLT
In a little town not too far from me— Tommy Wynkoop, the owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, a small town where winter can be long and unrelenting, showed loving kindness.
Back in 2014, a snowstorm blew through With bitter cold temperatures keeping people indoors. Employees showed up to work on time with their usual cheerful attitudes.
When Tommy saw his employees were able and willing to work, he took to Twitter. He updated his business page to tell residents that they could call or reach out to Fox’s Pizza Den if they needed medications or other errands run.
He said no purchase was necessary; he wanted to help his community. He did this because he knew his small town had many elderly residents and was worried they would become stranded or hurt in the storm.
Tommy saw the hardship the snowstorm brought as an opportunity to give and show kindness. That’s the very definition of love.
God’s kind of love is directed outward toward others. We can show this kind of love and expect nothing in return. The more we become like Christ, the more love we will show others.
What situation in your life could you use as a chance to give back and bless others? How can you show love and grace to the community around you?
You can read the local newspaper story HERE.
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Paula, what a sweet story! We can always find opportunities to extend a kindness. Thank you for sharing this!
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Sounds like a great guy! What a wonderful Christmas story.
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What a beautiful testimony, Paula!
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