the lady at the ferry station

The Lady At The Ferry Station

She wasn’t hurting anyone. But if the truth be known, she was annoying a lot of people. It reminded me how sometimes we have no idea how our behaviors are actually hindering the gospel as we try to preach it to others.

We were at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, waiting for the boat to cross to Lower Manhattan, along with hundreds of others. There was this old woman, sitting in the middle of the crowded room. She was reading her bible. And singing. She was really singing.

It wasn’t an operatic voice or anything; in fact, she was a little out of tune. And LOUD. She was preaching-singing. She appeared to care little about what anyone around her seemed to think about her singing, too. It was like she was in her own little world.

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