Kindness better than candy
Sunday, September 16, 2018
During the summer, while seated in a local eatery waiting to order a bagel, I encountered a stranger who placed my order (gratis). With my permission, we chatted briefly and shared a few commonalities (one of which was arthritis). As we seperated, I expressed appreciation and left feeling quite humble and highly favored.
A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with my sister-of-a-different-mother-and-father. Knowing that I was temporarily without cellular service, and concerned that we could not communicate at will, she offered the use of her phone. I joyously accepted, while I waited for the arrival of my new phone.
Most recently, as I was attempting to persuade my neighbor-church sister to allow me to pay for her lunch, a stranger standing next to us interceded and told the cashier to give us anything we wanted because he was paying the bill. Tearfully and gratefully, we accepted.
By the way, not that it matters, I am African-American, and neither of the givers described in this narrative is of my ethnicity. \Case in point, don't put a face on God! If you do, you will surely miss him. We see him through the heart of others.
Sarah G Pritchard