What you do with your shopping cart says a lot about you.

Drive to any grocery store and look at what people do with their shopping carts after they are done using them. 

What does it say about you if you put it in the designated shopping cart collection area in the parking lot? But, on the other hand, if you leave it to drift off into parking spots, does it reveal something about your character? 

Some time ago, Kelly Allen discussed a theory about the shopping cart in these terms:

  • “The shopping cart is what determines whether a person is a good or bad member of society. Objectively, the correct action to take is to put the shopping cart where it’s supposed to go. It’s not illegal to abandon the cart, so you can do that without consequence. … Therefore, the shopping cart presents itself as the apex example of whether a person will do what is right without being forced to do it. No one will punish you … or fine you … you gain nothing by returning the shopping cart. You must return the shopping cart because it is the right thing to do.”

Could it be that one of the ways to honestly know a person’s character is to secretly follow them to the grocery store and watch what they do with the cart when they’re done?

In other words, “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
Luke 16:10

See you on Sunday!