Each night that I pray with my kids, I request for us to encounter someone we can show God's love to. More times than not, this ends up being a person I would rather bypass because I often notice them when I am in a rush.
It literally is like God is saying, "Slow down and see them. Talk to them. The conversation may mean nothing to you but it means so much to them." It then becomes a question of obedience not opportunity.
I know I stand to gain nothing personally in those moments and I must choose to surrender my plan, my punctuality, my agenda, my efficiency to show a stranger kindness, love, consideration, patience, helpfulness, or whatever the situation may require to humanly demonstrate the dynamic love of God.
Many times I failed the mission. More than I care to admit, but with each new day you and I have the chance to do it right and do it better.
I encourage you, build in five extra minutes to your schedule to make room for God to use you to show his love to the hurting, lonely, depressed, clingy, needy, grieving, weird, tired, awkward, different people in your world.
There doesn't have to be a literal cliff for you to be saving someone from going over the edge with a simple act of kindness.
Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’