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Travel Log

I recently finished reading C. S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity”, which must have stirred something inside of me. We where at a Speedco to get a truck oil change the other day, and I was in the office waiting for the clerk to settle up my bill. It took a while for the clerk to appear after waiting by myself for too long. She was a young black women and she apologized for her absence, and as she was working on my bill she shared her reason for the delay. It seems she was on the phone with her new landlord as she was in the process of moving. In a matter of fact way, she said that she was between places, and the new landlord needed a $300 cash deposit before she could move in. But she didn’t have it, and was upset that she was going to have to spend the next three nights sleeping in her car or try and get a payday loan, which she couldn’t afford either.
She was sharing in a straight up way and not playing the victim or needing someones help. When a tear rolled down her cheek, I said ” I’m sure something will happen soon to help you along with this” and she said, ” Well I’m going to need a sign from the “Burning Bush”. With that comment, I turned my back to the counter and looked into my wallet that I was holding in my hand for settlement. I noticed that were several strips of brightly colored green silly paper that had numbers on them. I added the numbers and they totaled 99. The thought came to me ” A seed of kindness begets more kindness” I emptied my wallet of the paper strips and palmed them as I turned back to the counter. As I signed my invoice, I slipped the silly paper notes under the invoice and moved it back to her. She noticed my movement and looked at me. I said, “Here is a donation from the “Burning Bush”. She smiled, I smiled and then I turned away and walked out the door.
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