A Generous Gift

It was late at night when a downtown Philadelphia cabbie’s two minute ride turned into a news item. Following the ride and some brief conversation, he looked at the charge slip and noted a $1000 tip for the $4.31 fare. He told his anonymous rider that there must be some mistake. The rider said he knew what he was doing and wanted to do it.

This is one of the more pleasant news stories that makes us think of the principles the Bible teaches on how those who follow Jesus should live. The Bible says the person that has two coats should share with someone who has none. It says the same principle goes for food. It is a principle where people care for each other as well as themselves even if it costs them something. Jesus summed it up when He said “it is more blessed to give than to receive”.