We (I and the other shuttle bus driver) often scanned the parking lots looking or asking if they would like the shuttle. We would pull up along people and ask if they needed a "lift." Usually they would say "No." Some may have rejected us, because they were able to park real close to their destination. Others may have desired the walk as exercise. Who knows? Some might have even been afraid of the two mysterious men driving around in blue and white shuttle buses with CCBC labeled on them. Of course, some were independent-minded "I don't need help" men. (I think only one man traveled on my shuttle bus.)
During that time, I could not help but think of the passion a follower of Jesus Christ has to share his/her faith with those who need it. There are so many who don't anything about the good news a follower of Jesus has, so they just pass by. There are so many who are close to their destination or goal in life, so much so, if a follower of Jesus asks them if they would want to hear about Jesus, they say "no." There are so many people who are trying to live life on their own; they don't help. They like doing their own thing, so they don't want to be connected to anyone else. Yes, there are people who are afraid of Jesus and his followers.
My goal driving shuttle bus and my goal as a follower of Jesus was not really different. I often pray in the morning that God will enable me to look, love, listen, learn, and lead people to Jesus throughout that day. So, God gave me an opportunity to practice those principles using a shuttle bus.