Say what you will about religious chaplains, Rev. Chester Cook is not too bad of a guy. I actually wouldn’t mind his services every now and then…
By some definitions, Cook has the largest church in the country. As the full-time chaplain of Atlanta’s international airport, his flock includes the 56,000 employees and a quarter of a million travelers who pass through each day.
… Cook recalls the time he found an elderly woman stranded in the airport. She wasn’t supposed to fly out for three days, and the airline wouldn’t change her ticket. So Cook confronted an airline manager.
“I said, ‘This is a dilemma, because if that was your 81-year-old grandmother sitting out there, you would be fit to be tied,’ ” Cook says. “And I said, ‘I’m sure the news channels would love this story if I gave them a phone call.’ ”
The woman was put on the next flight.
That’s an awesome story.
It is interesting to me that mention of a god is fairly minimal in the story. Sure, Cook can talk about religion, but he sounds like he’d rather act in an ethical way rather than spend (waste?) time convincing you of a god’s existence.
(Thanks to Scott for the link!)