In just a few hours, a new Chick-fil-A will be opening in our city. Whenever a new store opens, the first one hundred people get one free sandwich a week for one year. So at least one day ahead, people begin to camp out in the parking lot. I went there today and walked around, taking pictures, trying to figure out what kind of person would go to this extreme in 95 degree weather, just for some free chicken sandwiches. And I found out. First of all, I did not feel out of place with my camera, or that I had to be very careful with it. Everyone seemed to have cameras, and they were all laughing and taking pictures of one another. They would gladly stop and pose for me, and even apologize if they got in the way of a shot. There were babies, teenagers, very old people. They played games, chatted, laughed, danced and sang. Young and old together, enjoying the moment and each other. It reminded me of Woodstock, the Age Of Aquarius. These people had already been given a gift, and it wasn't chicken sandwiches. It was what I was looking at right in this parking lot. My eyes were popping out of my head. Was I dreaming? Could chicken really have the potential to bring world peace? Who knew? So then, I will leave you with their slogan, uttered by a peace loving, spelling challenged cow "Eat Mor Chikin".
"Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you." 2 Cor. 13:11