The answer is — you never know. We all go through Ordinary Life just putting one foot in front of the other, right? But then one day some kid from our kid’s Sunday school class or who lived down the block shows up and tells us we were the inspiration that …. fill in the blank….somehow helped them hold it together and completely changed their life/saved them/made them into the human they are today. And we never knew it.
I had a phone call once from someone I knew. They were upset and we talked it out. Later I found out — they had been suicidal. They told me because I just answered my phone — it changed everything. I never knew during the course of the conversation the program that was running in the background in their mind.
The Universe gives us opportunities every day to save someone, something. We may not recognize it. Maybe not the whole world — but certainly our little pieces of it.
All we have to do is answer the phone when She calls and it could change everything.