Pay the Beggar
Taken from the book, "The Voices Within Us." by Jim Stewart
One day while driving home from work, I approached a busy intersection. While waiting for the light to turn green, I saw a man with a sign the read, "Everybody Needs Help Sometime." He was a medium built man, with brown hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a blue flannel shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes. I had never in all my born days given to these beggars on the street. I, like so many other people, believed these beggars, for the most part, were scammers and lazy. But, this time, I was compelled to give this man the money I had in my pocket, five one dollar bills. I was going to use this money to buy some supper, but the voices kept telling me to give my money to the beggar. So, I did. After I gave him my money, he looked at me and said, "God Bless You."I thought nothing more about it.
The next morning, while walking my dog, Bubba, I looked down on the sidewalk in front of my house. What did I find? Five one dollar bills, just like I had given to the beggar the day before.
I have not scene this beggar again.