When National Catholic Register writer Matthew Archbold arrived in Virginia on a business trip, he asked an elderly man inside the train station for directions. The chatty stranger not only gave him directions, but offered to walk him to his destination. Archbold writes, “I refused…Being a Northener, I figured anyone being this nice was selling something.”
Archbold later returned to the station where he again saw the stranger. Ever a talker, the man revealed that he had been visiting Virginia for his high school reunion when he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized. With his ticket expired, he was waiting for a check that would allow him to buy a new ticket. Feeling bad at having been standoffish, Archbold offered him $10 to buy food. The man said three dollars would be fine.
Love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:31)
Open my eyes to the needs of others, Lord.