Who Are You Calling Trailer Trash?

    Take my tendency to not mind my own business, add to that my impulsiveness, as well as  my boldness, and it can be a toxic combination.  But, not so, as I was doing my weekly shopping on Thursday.
    I was just leaving the produce section when I heard what I assumed to be a mother, saying to her young adult daughter, "It doesn't matter if you move out of Sunbury or not, you'll always be trailer trash."
    "Say what?!?!" I took about two steps before I completely turned around and headed toward the victim.  The mother, who was selecting produce, had her back turned towards her daughter, but was still talking.  Don't ask me what she was saying.  I was a woman on a mission!  I marched right up to the young woman and said, "Excuse me."  As soon as her eyes intercepted mine, I finished with, "God doesn't make  trash".  Her rather shocked look seemed to turn to one of happy relief.  At least that's the way I read it.
    Not minding my own business?  Yes.  Impulsive?  Yes.  Bold.  Absolutely!  Toxic?  No way.  I didn't get to see the mother's face, but I hope she was as taken aback as her daughter.  I hope it was a reproof to her, but she wasn't my main concern.
    I hope that it was the first time either had ever heard such a statement.  I didn't come up with it, but I think it is a  truth with which the Lord would wholeheartedly agree.  I hope it was a game changer; something that the Holy Spirit sealed on a, no doubt, broken woman's heart. I hope every one of you would have had the same righteous indignation that would have propelled you to action.  Cause, let me ask you, "If you don't do it, who will"?


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