Yesterday, as I was traversing the turtle paced traffic, I observed young children and adults alike extending their arms with their tomtom drums made out of empty milk cans or used paint tins and singing out of tune unrecognizable christmas song, a sign of the season.
Is this really how bad the economy is ? The lowest of the low are on the street begging for some coins in order to have something to share on the table with their family before Christmas eve.
I always readied myself with peso coins so that when shoal of them approach me, I can placed it immediately on their small hands before the traffic moves. A smile and a soft thank you message is somewhat i heard and penetrated my consciousness.
Look at their eyes and see for yourself and try to penetrate their soul past life experiences, some were kings, queen, leaders in the past , who are in this lifetime serving their life lessons to learn another virtue perhaps humility or knowing what it feels to have and have not. Maybe, for other soul , as an experience guide to reach their ambition in this lifetime.
We, masons, are taught of brotherly love as indicated in the 1st degree lecture and here it goes :
“By the exercise of Brotherly Love, we are taught to regard the whole human species as one family—the high, the low, the rich, the poor—who, as created by one Almighty Parent, and inhabitants of the same planet, are to aid, support, and protect each other.”
I suggest, as your own personal outreach program, prepare something as Christmas gift particularly food for those angels on the street.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Below is a story of an orphan who’d lived in the streets for ten years, and at the turn of event became a singing sensation in Korea.