Jesus Loves You

On the way to the train platform this morning, there was this man standing by the side of the ramp to the platform. On one hand, he had what looked like a ream of flyers and on the other, one of the said flyers ready to hand out to passers-by.

As I was passing the man, he held out the flyer that appeared to be just a blank piece of A6-sized paper. I was near enough to grab one off him so I did.

Right after getting the flyer, he said to me: “Jesus loves you.”

“Oh,” I responded, caught off-guard. After I realised what had happened, I just added, “Okay, thanks.”

The flyer had turned out to be indeed just a piece of blank paper. The only thing the man wanted was to inform the passer-by that Jesus loves him or her. And the blank flyers were the bait to get somebody — anybody — close enough for them to hear him tell them so.

I just thought it was a clever ploy.

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Published in: on October 14, 2005 at 12:28 pm  Comments (1)