In the world of racing, they would have called it a photo finish! The young man and I reached the cashier at the same second. I could tell by his shirt, he was an employee, so I encouraged him to go ahead of me since he was on the clock.
“No sir, I’m done with this job and just grabbing a snack before my next one.”
He had two protein bars.
“I have a couple of hours and all I need are these and some coffee.”
I paid for his protein bars. You would have thought I had paid for his weekly grocery bill! He was really appreciative, as was the cashier. She said, “That was really nice of you to do.”
One dollar and eighteen cents.
I’m quite sure God orchestrated this “chance” encounter to see if I have been paying attention when we have talked about spiritual perspective.
I have been. I’m learning.
Next time, I’m paying for his coffee too!
– “One must see God in everyone.”
St. Catherine Laboure