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Lymm councillor clearly leads by example
9:39am Thursday 17th May 2012 in Letters
LOVE can mean many different things, but ‘Christian agape love’ means treating others with kindness and respect and helping them when they need it. It is the sort of love we ‘do’ instead of that which we feel.
A great example of agape love is told in the parable of the Good Samaritan in The Bible.
Last Saturday my wife Akua was at a jumble sale in Thelwall buying shoes, bags and clothes to send to her native Ghana in West Africa.
This helps her to support my mission in Ghana and also an orphanage in the suburbs of the capital city Accra. A clearer picture of this can be seen by visiting malakchristianbooks.org under the sub-heading ‘shoes and clothes’.
As Akua was leaving the jumble sale struggling with three suitcases and other bags, a woman stopped and asked her: ‘How are you going to get them home?’ Akua had no transport so the woman insisted on taking her and the bags to Appleton even though she lived in the opposite direction at Lymm.
We later learned that the woman who helped Akua was long-serving Lymm Clr Sheila Woodyatt.
Mrs Woodyatt showed the perfect example of agape love – meeting a need which is seen in the story of the Good Samaritan.
Mrs Woodyatt clearly leads by example and we thank her for her humble Christian attitude. JOHN CARTLEDGE Appleton