Recently I, in my wheelchair, with my dear friend Jim Gower, were shopping in Country Grocer in Esquimalt.
At the checkout, I took $40 from my pocket to pay my bill of $34.56. A smiling young man standing behind us said, “put your money away, I am buying your groceries today.”
I argued pleasantly with him, but lost. He even told the young cashier to give me the change, which was rightfully his. I said, ‘Oh no,’ but she said to just consider it a kindness.
Jim and I, and the young man exchanged thanks and warm handshakes and we went on our way.
Sadly our world has many nasty people in it who do nasty, evil things to one another, but this remarkable incident reminded me anew that the world also has its kind, caring and generous people who truly love their neighbour. Praise God for these folk.
Rev. Canon Murray Ames