Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Loaves and Fishes 2019

on January 5, 2019

There were not a thousand people
The loaves were Kashi bars
But two souls were enough
To make a parable alive

My scheduled transportation
Was woefully behind
I feared I’d never make it
For my appointment time

The Senior Transportation
Called my doctor to report
Their snarled-up situation
With a promise I’d get there

My driver finally showed
I hopped in and we sped off
I arrived there the very time
My appointment was to end

When Dan my driver dropped me off
He said with warmth and cheer
Now he could get some lunch
And all because of me

My doctor’s visit over
Dan came to take me home
Puzzled I inquired what he had for lunch
He said he’d bought a drink

The one dollar contribution
Passengers hand over for our rides
Could not have bought a proper meal
Surely Dan was hungry still

My purse contained two Kashi bars
A snack I carry “just in case”
With great delight shared by us both
I put them in Dan’s hands.

I’ve long made monetary gifts
To feed the hungry everywhere
No gift touched my soul like this
And paid me back a thousand-fold

11 responses to “Loaves and Fishes 2019

  1. Dale says:

    This was wonderful.
    Yea to the service for calling your doctor’s office, yea to Dan for being such an amenable sort and yea to you for sharing your snack.
    Life and the world are that more beautiful with people like you in it.

  2. Eric Alagan says:

    That was a lovely and very welcomed gift, Ina, and I’m sure Ben will remember it too for many years to come.

    God bless and all good wishes,

  3. Pastor Kris says:

    This is beautiful. Your generosity blessed not only him but me this morning as I read your words.

  4. A wonderful way you experienced and have told the joy and power of multiplied blessings.

  5. Cethru Cellophane says:

    Little acts of kindness will eventually save our civilization – once we all learn how to do spontaneously and often! Nice job Ina.

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