Don't be too quick to judgeJune 12 2010 at 6:40 PM
Vince (Login MoxiFox)
Response to This is beautiful!
those whom you see as "outsiders". MANY people have (had) the same kinds of experiences you described ... and just don't wish to talk about them. I've had a "few" myself.
I remember this one time when I was hungry and this old acquaintance whom I hadn't seen for years ... walked into the restaurant where I was "just having coffee." He ordered his food and I was sitting there listening to him go on and on about his ventures, smuggling razors across the border and making a killing. I was so hungry I could hardly concentrate or listen to what he was saying. Finally I got up my nerve and asked him if I could borrow a buck from him to get me a burger.
He didn't hesitate for a minute. He gave me a couple of bucks I believe. So anyway, I asked him for an address so I could return the money later and he said, "No, no, that's ok. Just take it as a ...." and then he framed the words which I could tell, where rather foreign and difficult to say, "... as a gift from God."
I never forgot that. I think we BOTH learned a lesson that day!~