Has it ever struck you that in a world full of millions of people, why is it that only some seem to have entered our own personal spheres? Be it a vegetable vendor or a taxi driver or a teacher or a best friend? Was it simply a random act, a mere shuffle of cards which resulted in this combination versus another or is it possible that each individual that breezes into our life comes with a deliberate intent of purpose and plan, even if it is for the briefest of moments? It may be that he or she may not have anything to teach us but what if by his or her intrusion we learn something about ourselves? Or what if we are in turn able to teach them? Either way there is always a give and take and thus, it becomes all the more important to welcome each newcomer with a conscious mind and openness of heart, trying to seize the moment when the exchange takes place so that no loss of opportunity, no squandering of time, no wastage of divine effort takes place. Perhaps it is far too easy to speak of such things and far too difficult to put them into practise.
But how tedious could it be to move from one moment to the next with the thought that we must give love to those God has placed in our path? If anything at all, this is indeed one challenge worth accepting.