Craving for a Jollibee meal as my dinner, I proceeded to the nearest Jollibee branch, which luckily is just a walking distance from my flat. Well, with the humongous number of Jollibee branches here in Manila, Jollibee is basically walking distance from where ever you may be in the metro.
While enjoying my burger steak with fries, rice and fried egg, a young, mild and reticent lady approached me and handed me a note. Written on it says that she is selling Otap (a native flat sugary biscuit) amounting to 150 pesos per pack and pastillas (a Filipino-Spanish soft milk candy) which she sells at 50 pesos a pack. The note further states that she is selling these snacks to help support her studies. Because the last statement written on the small piece of paper melted my heart, I immediately pulled out my wallet and purchased 2 packs of the Pastillas.
Why am I writing this when according to the Holy Bible under Matthew 6:2: “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, so as to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” This means my act of simple charity was not impressive to the heavens because I disclosed it through this blog. It’s even-steven in other words as far as the heavenly saints and divine deities are concerned!
If my writing this simple charity would make me less of a person, then so be it. I am writing one modest charitable act because I would like to spread love, kindness and benevolence. And I hope that through my simple act of charity others would somehow be inspired and follow.
I want to let people know that there are still plain and compassionate breathing human beings in public who are willing to help others. Besides, that young lady was not difficult to be charitable with. It is because she, in her own little way, is trying and striving to decently finish her studies. And her impressive diligence and superb ingenuity on how to support her studies is something to be inspired about!
Oh, and by the way, that Jollibee meal was super good!
Dahil sinulat ko, okey lang kung kwits lang sa Langit ang pagtulong kong ‘to!