“Don’t eat with people who are stingy; don’t desire their delicacies. They are always thinking about how much it costs. “Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it.”
Proverbs 23:6-7 NLT
Yesterday morning I had breakfast with a very caring group of people. Quite innocently, a biker friend organized a support ride for a young boy who was being bullied. He posted on Facebook that any bikers could meet him for breakfast and then we would ride Phil to his first day of school. He wanted to show support for this young man. Little did he know that God would touch nearly 50 bikers to come and escort him to school. It was a great morning
Bikers and bullied students have a lot in common. Both are greatly misunderstood. The stereotype of a biker has a heartless, gruff, alcohol, or drug crazed member of society is just not accurate. Bikers are outcasts much like those bullied in school. I can sure relate to these two geoups of people. Our society likes to label people and we like to do it with one look or a brief encounter. We label people based on reality tv or fictional characters. Rarely do we ever care to take time to get to know someone.
I know the biker community. What we did yesterday is the norm, not the exception. The biker community might interfere with you while we block roads on a ride most weekends. But, we are nearly always riding to support a cause. This year I have been on rides to support suicide awareness, homes for vets, Breast cancer, horses for troubled teens, downed bikers, domestic violence, and many other worthwhile causes. These people give up their resources and their time to serve others.
My advice, DONT JUDGE. GET TO KNOW THOSE THAT ARE REJECTED BY SOCIETY. COME TO THEIR DEFENSE. SUPPORT THEM. SHOW THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO EVERYONE, NOT JUST THOSE THAT ARE LIKE YOU!