She looked at me and hesitated for a second before she thanked him and accepted the bloom. When he offered one to me, I, too, hesitated before accepting it. The second boy handed us a single blossom in the same manner. Neither of us was quite sure how to respond.
For a moment, I thought about the rose-toting Moonies at the airport; I wondered what the catch would be. It's a good thing I was gracious. They boys just smiled at us and turned to leave. They didn't want anything. They were simply handing out flowers door to door.
As they walked away, I noticed that one wore a T-shirt that read, "Jesus is the light of the world." Indeed, he is - and two young boys with fists full of daffodils carried His light down the street, sharing it one stem at a time.
"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16-------
This article first appeared in the September/October 2003 issue of FOTF Physician magazine.