Like The Flowing River!
--by bearhug, posted Dec 4, 2007
My wife and I met her on the corner of Rua Constante Ramos in Copacbana. She was about sixty years old, sitting in a wheelchair, lost in the crowd. My wife offered to help her and the woman accepted the offer, asking us to take her to Rua Santa Clara.
There were a few plastic bags hanging from the back of the wheelchair. On the way, she told us that they contained all her belongings. She slept in shop doorways and lived off handouts.
We reached the place where she wanted to go. Other beggars were gathered there. The woman took out two packets of long-life milk from one of the plastic bags and gave it to the other members of the group.
“People are charitable to me, and so I must be charitable to others,” she said.
Great story and great author too!
IT'S SAD BUT TRUE. WE MUST REMEMBER WE GOT WHERE WE ARE BECAUSE GOD BROUGHT US HERE.