Underneath the Rags May Be a Millionaire!


There was a millionaire that was quite tired of those around him, as they were all “yes men” and “hangers on” looking only to get for themselves.

One day, the man decided to visit a diner for a cup of coffee.  He visited alone and in some old clothes gotten at a local thrift store.

As he entered, the waitress greeted him, flashing a huge smile and giving a cheery, “Hello, my friend!”  The man was taken back by the kindness of a stranger.  He had coffee and a donut while he conversed with the local folk, truly enjoying himself!

This activity became, over a few months, the rich man’s way to unwind and relax.  He became friends with those accustomed to meeting in the diner.

In less than a year, the rich man died.  His business partners were stunned to hear he had given most of his vast wealth to the smiling waitress that had become his friend.  He also left money to the owner of the diner and provided, “free” coffee and donuts for his fellow guests!

Quite stunned were all involved.  We never know who we shall meet.  We must be as the Lord and not respect persons because of their wealth or station in life.  We never know … We may befriend a “ragged millionaire”!

And so it is with the Word of God.  We are to share it with all we meet.  The one in the gutter needs the Gospel just as the man in the rich clothing!

“For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11).


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