I witnessed a terrible accident last night. It was really dark and a pedestrian was hit by a car overtaking our public bus. The guy was still alive when the ambulance took him but i have been praying for him all today. The bus driver was really shaken up and i think God had me there at the scene to be a source of comfort to him. The ticket lady at the terminal let me tell my story to her – she became my minister. we all minister to each other.
By reading these words, you are ministering to me.
Accident scenes witness the amazing self-organisation of emergent theory. A group of strangers become an instant team of helpers, suddenly collaborating, stepping in to lead with giftedness and talents, stepping back when not needed. One knows first aid. Another stops traffic. One calls the ambulance [that was me] No one under orders and yet order emerges within seconds. Its a frightful, horrible, terrible thing to be at the scene of an accident like this and I wish it on nobody. And yet it is moments like these when people become their best and the human community under God finds wind, finds love, justice, hospitality, selfless giving, and acts like the community that God desires.