What Goes Around, Comes Around

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed
to the finer things of life. Her coat was new.

She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first
thought
was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done
before.

“Leave me alone,” he growled… To his amazement,the woman
continued standing. She was smiling – her even white teeth displayed
in
dazzling rows.

“Are you hungry?” she asked. “No,” he answered
sarcastically. “I’ve just come from dining with the president.. Now go
away.”

The woman’s smile became even broader.

Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.”What are you doing,
lady?” the man asked angrily. “I said to leave me alone..”

Just then a policeman came up. “Is there any problem, ma’am?”
he asked..

“No problem here, officer,” the woman answered. “I’m just
trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?”
The officer scratched his head. “That’s old Jack. He’s been a fixture
around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?”

“See that cafeteria over there?” she asked. “I’m going to get
him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile.”

“Are you crazy, lady?” the homeless man resisted. “I don’t
want to go in there!” Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and
lift him up.

“Let me go, officer. I didn’t do anything..”

This is a good deal for you, Jack,” the officer answered. “Don’t blow it.
“Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer
got
Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a

remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the
breakfast
crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived.

The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. “What’s
going on here, officer?” he asked.”What is all this, is this man in
trouble?   “This lady brought this man in here to be fed,”the policeman
answered.”

“Not in here!” the manager replied angrily. “Having a person
like that here is bad for business.”

Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. “See, lady. I told you so. Now if
you’ll let me go. I didn’t want to come here in the first place.”

The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled.”Sir, are you
familiar with Eddy and Associates,the banking firm down the street?”

“Of course I am,” the manager answered impatiently. “They hold
their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms..”

“And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these
weekly
meetings?”
“What business is that of yours?”
“I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company.”

“Oh..”
The woman smiled again.. “I thought that might make a difference.”
She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a laugh.”Would you like to
join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?”
“No thanks, ma’am,” the officer replied.

“I’m on duty.”
“Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?”
“Yes, ma’am.. That would be very nice.”
The cafeteria manager turned on his heel.. “I’ll get your coffee for
you
right away, officer.”

The officer watched him walk away… “You certainly put him in his
place,” he said.
“That was not my intent… Believe it or not, I have a
reason fo   She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She
stared at
him intently. r all this.”

“Jack, do you remember me?”

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes.”I think so — I
mean you do look familiar.”

“I’m a little older perhaps,” she said.
“Maybe I’ve even filled out more than in my
younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door,
cold
and hungry.”

“Ma’am?” the officer said questioningly. He
couldn’t believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever
have
been hungry.

“I was just out of college,” the woman began.
“I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn’t find
anything.
Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my
apartment… I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was
cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off
chance
that I could get something to eat.”

Jack lit up with a smile. “Now I remember,” he said. “I was
behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work
for
something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.”
“I know,” the woman continued. “Then you made me the biggest
roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and
told
me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you
would get
into trouble. Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my
food
in the cash register, I knew then that everything
would be all right…”

“So you started your own business?” Old Jack
said.

“I got a jo   Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God,
prospered..” She opened her purse and pulled out a business card.b that very afternoon. I worked my way up.
“When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr.Lyons.
He’s the personnel director of my company.
I’ll go talk to him now and I’m certain
he’ll find something for you to do around the office.”
She smiled. “I think he might even find the funds to give you a little
advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until
you
get on your feet. If you ever need anything, my door is always open to
you.”
There were tears in the old man’s eyes. “How can I ever thank you?”
he asked.
“Don’t thank me,” the woman answered.
“To God goes the glory. He led me to you.”
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the
entrance before going their separate ways. “Thank you for your help
officer,” she said.
“On the contrary, Ms. Eddy,” he answered.
“Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget,
And thank you for
the coffee.” [“
Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You always and don’t forget that
when you
“cast your bread upon the waters,” you never know how it will be
returned to you. God is so big He can cover the whole world with his
Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart.
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let
go. Only
1 of 2 things will happen, either He’ll catch you
when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly! [
The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you
today
and let things work in your favor
God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close..If
you need God to open some doors for you…send this on.
Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing
“The Task Ahead of Me is Never as Great as the Power Behind Me!!”
[There is no such word as “impossible” in God’s dictionary.
–Ed…, Sammy Lee

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