Have you ever thought about the strange fact that the word “queue” has FOUR silent letters? It must be part of the conspiracy to make English a hard language to learn…
Queues have been on the news. Fuelled by fuel- the absence of– the great British public has been “hunter-gathering” petrol and diesel and generally blocking the roads near filling stations. Some people have been putting petrol in “just in case” and others have been driven to despair trying to find ANY fuel for essential mileage.
We could discuss the cause of the crisis (or the expected length of the problem). But I’d rather just suggest a practical way to make a virtue out of queueing.
These bees were queueing for fuel: seeking the nectar (and in the process pollinating the dahlias). They were joined by a hover fly who photo-bombed the shot! They all bee-haved nicely, waiting in patience for their turn “at the pump.”
Imagine the shock if we behaved nicely in queues! The supermarket, car park, health centre, petrol station… Instead of hot tempers and aggravation, there could be calm, thoughtful, considerate examples of grace and neighbourliness. You know, a bit like the New Testament.
Philippians 2:4 (NLT) “Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”
1 Corinthians 13:1 (NLT) “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”
Luke 6:31 (NLT) “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.”
So when you Q… keep these scripture verses in mind- and think about ways you could “make a difference.” Be Christlike. Do what Jesus commanded.
Be a peace-making revolutionary bringing blessing in place of cursing!