Finding loose coins seems auspicious. Like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, finding coins makes us feel that something wonderful is about to happen.
Today, I woke up with that same feeling. I rarely set an alarm, but I got up right at the time that I would consider optimum. This, I believe, is bound to be a great day.
Unfortunately, some are waking up this same day to terrible flooding in our country. In fact, my husband returned late last night from a flood relief project. When these overwhelming events take place, we can’t fix the problem, but it seems only right to find some way to get involved.
After all, life brings us both sides of the one coin. We must deal with both the good and the bad. Sometimes the good overwhelms us as does the bad when it is unavoidable.
Elizabeth Bowen might be right, but her quick quote, could cause some to do nothing, when indeed God has commanded us to care for our brother in need.
“It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.” Elizabeth Bowen
How about, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2